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Apple eBooks Damages

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010260-11 668694 V2
 
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
IN RE ELECTRONIC BOOKS ANTITRUST LITIGATION  No. 11-md-02293 (DLC) ECF Case This Document Relates to: ALL ACTIONS CLASS ACTION
MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF CLASS PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
Case 1:12-cv-03394-DLC Document 419 Filed 01/31/14 Page 1 of 36
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
 
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT .......................................................................................... 1
 
II.
 
PROCEDURAL HISTORY ................................................................................................ 4
 
III.
 
STATEMENT OF FACTS ................................................................................................. 6
 
IV.
 
LEGAL STANDARDS ...................................................................................................... 6
 
A.
 
Summary Judgment Standard ................................................................................. 6
 
B.
 
Collateral Estoppel Standard ................................................................................... 8
 
V.
 
Class Plaintiffs Are Entitled to Summary Judgment or Partial Summary Judgment ....... 10
 
A.
 
Collateral Estoppel Applies to Many of the Factual and Legal Findings in the Government Case and May Be Applied Fairly Against Apple ....................... 10
 
B.
 
There Is No Genuine Issue of Material Fact as to Whether Apple Violated Section One of the Sherman Act ........................................................................... 14
 
C.
 
There Is No Genuine Issue of Material Fact Whether Apple’s Antitrust Violation Caused Antitrust Injury to Plaintiffs ..................................................... 14
 
D.
 
If the Court Grants Plaintiffs’ Motion to Exclude the Testimony of Mr. Orszag, in Whole or in Part, Apple Has Either Failed to Produce Any Admissible Evidence Rebutting Dr. Noll’s Damage Estimate or Conceded That the Average Agency Effect Was No Less Than 14.9 Percent ...................... 21
 
1.
 
There is no admissible evidence in the record allowing the jury to find damages of any amount other than $280,254,374. ............................ 21
 
2.
 
At a minimum, there is no genuine dispute that damages are at least $231,381,037.90, the amount calculated by Mr. Orszag. ................. 24
 
VI.
 
CONCLUSION ................................................................................................................. 27
 
Case 1:12-cv-03394-DLC Document 419 Filed 01/31/14 Page 2 of 36
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES Page(s) FEDERAL
 
CASES
 AEP Energy Serv. Gas Hldg. Co. v. Bank of Am., N.A.
, 626 F.3d 699 (2d Cir. 2010).....................................................................................................24
 AEP Energy Serv. Gas Hldg. Co. v. Bank of Am., N.A.
, 2008 WL 3338203 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 11, 2008 ..........................................................................24
 Ali v. Mukasey
, 529 F.3d 478 (2d Cir. 2008).......................................................................................................8
 Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc.
, 477 U.S. 242 (1986) ...................................................................................................................6
 Bear, Stearns & Co. v. 1109580 Ontario, Inc.
, 409 F.3d 87 (2d Cir. 2005).........................................................................................8, 9, 11, 12
 Berk v. St. Vincent’s Hosp. & Med. Ctr.
, 380 F. Supp. 2d 334 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) ........................................................................................7
 Bogosian v. Gulf Oil Corp.
 561 F.2d 434, 455 (3d Cir. 1977).................................................................................15, 18, 20
 Brown v. Cnty. of Nassau
, 736 F. Supp. 2d 602 (E.D.N.Y. 2010) .....................................................................................24
Cent. States, Se. & Sw. Areas Pension & Health & Welfare Funds v. McNamara Motor  Express
,
 Inc.
, 503 F. Supp. 96 (W.D. Mich. 1980) ....................................................................................8, 24
Comcast Corp. v. Behrend 
, 133 S. Ct. 1426, 1433 (2013) ...................................................................................................22
Cordes & Co. Fin. Servs., Inc. v. A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
, 502 F.3d 91 (2d Cir. 2007)...................................................................................................1, 10
Courtney v. LaSalle Univ.
, 124 F.3d 499 (3d Cir. 1997).................................................................................................9, 13
 Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharm., Inc.
, 509 U.S. 579 . . . (1993) ...........................................................................................4, 19, 20, 23
 Discover Fin. Servs. v. Visa U.S.A. Inc.
, 598 F. Supp. 2d 394 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) ..............................................................................
 passim
Case 1:12-cv-03394-DLC Document 419 Filed 01/31/14 Page 3 of 36

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