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Lawsuit filed by Merriweather operator dismissed by judge
Lawsuit filed by Merriweather operator dismissed by judge

A lawsuit filed by Merriweather Post Pavilion operator It's My Amphitheatre Inc. (I.M.A.) claiming competitor Live Nation has a national and regional monopoly over the promotion of live music events was dismissed by a federal judge last week, prohibiting the lawsuit from going to trial. The suit stemmed from a 2009 complaint by I.M.A. claiming Live Nation, which operates and promotes hundreds of venues nationwide, including Nissan Pavilion in Virginia, is in violation of provisions of the Sherman Antitrust Act – as well as the Maryland Antitrust Act – and that Live Nation uses its power to "coerce(s) artists to appear only at amphitheaters and other venues it...

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