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Noerr-Pennington’s Furtherance Standard for Petitioning Immunity: Application to Settlements

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This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Christopher Grengs, Jan 14, 2014 This article explains that only a person’s conduct that is in furtherance of…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Christopher Grengs, Jan 14, 2014

This article explains that only a person’s conduct that is in furtherance of a petition to obtain redress from government, and the effects that are incidental to such conduct, should be immune from liability under laws that would otherwise apply, such as the federal antitrust laws. Under the unidirectional furtherance standard of the Supreme Court’s Noerr-Pennington doctrine, a person&#

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