On July 14, 2023, U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss – allowing Plaintiffs to move forward – on Plaintiffs’ claim of unlawful monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, as well as on Plaintiffs’ claims of unlawful conduct under New York’s General Business Law § 349(a) prohibiting deceptive acts and practices) and under Connecticut’s similar Unfair Trade Practices Act § 42-110(b).

Judge Failla granted Defendants’ Motion as to Plaintiffs’ claims under Section 1 of the Sherman Act and on Plaintiffs’ request for a declaratory judgment on copyright and breach of contract claims.

The Opinion and Order can be found here.

Defendants will file their Answers on September 8, 2023 to the Sherman Act monopolization claim and the state law claims in Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Complaint.

On April 3, 2023, Competition Law Partners PLLC, along with Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP and Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, filed the Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Complaint in Dinosaur Financial Group LLC, Hildene Capital Management, LLC, and Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG v S&P Global, Inc., the American Bankers Association, and FactSet Research Systems Inc.

230403 Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss – Dkt 102.pdf

On December 21, 2022, Competition Law Partners PLLC, along with Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP and Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, filed a Second Amended Complaint in Dinosaur Financial Group LLC, Hildene Capital Management, LLC, and Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG v S&P Global, Inc., the American Bankers Association, and FactSet Research Systems Inc. We look forward to working on this important matter with WMD and Kaplan Fax on behalf of our clients.

Click here to download a copy of the Second Amended Complaint.

On August 10, 2022, we were chosen as one of the interim lead counsel in the Dinosaur Financial Group LLC et al v S&P Global, Inc. et al. We will continue working with the other interim lead counsel—Kaplan Fox and Wollmuth, Maher & Deutsch—on behalf of the named plaintiffs and the other class members.

Click here to download a copy of the court’s docket entry on the interim lead counsel decision.

On August 8, 2022, we filed an expanded Consolidated Amended Complaint (“CAC”) challenging the anticompetitive restrictions on the use of CUSIPs imposed by CUSIP Global Services, S&P Global, Inc., the American Bankers Association, and FactSet Research Systems Inc. The CAC was filed on behalf of Dinosaur Financial Group LLC, Hildene Capital Management, LLC, and Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG.

Click here to download a copy of the Consolidated Amended Complaint

On March 4, 2022, we filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York challenging the anticompetitive restrictions on the use of CUSIPs imposed by CUSIP Global Services, S&P Global, Inc., the American Bankers Association, and FactSet Research Systems Inc. We represent Dinosaur Financial Group LLC and Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG, and will seek to represent a class of CUSIP users.

Click here to download a copy of the Complaint.

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