Virtual Maintenance, Inc. v Prime Computer

This case involved a groundbreaking series of antitrust decisions commencing with a greater than $30 million jury verdict at trial in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan in 1991. Mr. Young was lead counsel for Plaintiff. The case then proceeded to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals where the panel reversed the case and then proceeded to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the High Court reversed the 6th Circuit. However, the 6th Circuit then sent the case back to the U.S. District Court for a new trial on separate grounds, which, in turn, was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The case was settled on the eve of the nine justices taking up the second petition for certiorari. The case set groundbreaking precedent as it relates to the tying of high technology products and the definition of relevant product markets. Prime was represented by Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn; Hale & Dorr; Charles Fried, Solicitor General of the United States in the Reagan Administration and of the Harvard Law School.

Virtual Maintenance, Inc. v. Prime Computer, Inc., 11 F.3d 660, 1993-2 Trade Cases P 70,446 (6th Cir.(Mich.), Dec 15, 1993);Virtual Maintenance, Inc. v. Prime Computer, Inc., 995 F.2d 1324, 1993-2 Trade Cases P 70,400 (6th Cir.(Mich.), Jun 04, 1993);Virtual Maintenance, Inc. v. Prime Computer, Inc., 957 F.2d 1318, 1992-1 trade Cases P 69,730 (6th Cir.(Mich.), Feb 27, 1992); andVirtual Maintenance, Inc. v. Prime Computer, Inc., 735 F.Supp. 231, 1990-1 Trade Cases P 69,050 (E.D. Mich., Apr 20, 1990).

CTC Communications Corp. v Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon) [Maine]

This case involved antitrust allegations on behalf of CTC, a reseller of telecommunication products. The firm represented Plaintiff CTC Communications, a publicly owned trade facilities-based telecommunications carrier in the Eastern United States.

This case involved varying battles in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine. Ultimately, the case was tried in the U.S. District Court in Maine and settled in the third week of trial. Bell Atlantic was represented by Winston & Strawn of Chicago.

CTC Communications Corp. v. Bell Atlantic Corp., 77 F.Supp.2d 124, 1991-1 Trade Cases P 72,421 (D.Me., Jan 12, 1999) and CTC Communications Corp. v. Bell Atlantic Corp., 14 F.Supp.2d 133 (D.Me., Jul 31, 1998).