The American Antitrust Institute recognized Bill Markovits as one of four finalists for the 2015 Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law award for his success in Collins Inkjet Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co. In that case, Collins Inkjet alleged that Kodak violated the federal antitrust laws by illegal tying. The district court found in Collins’ favor and issued a preliminary injunction. The Sixth Circuit affirmed. The finalist recognition is based upon Markovits, Stock & DeMarco’s efforts on behalf of a small company to bring a successful antitrust challenge in a cost-effective manner, in a relatively rarely applied area of antitrust.
The American Antitrust Institute is an independent and non-profit education, research, and advocacy organization whose mission is to increase the role of competition, assure that competition works in the interests of consumers, and challenge abuses of concentrated economic power in the American and world economy. The AAI has a centrist legal-economic ideology and promotes the vigorous use of antitrust as a vital component of national and international competition policy. The top Award and recognition of all finalists and honorable mentions will be featured at a gala awards dinner on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 following the AAI’s Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference.