Ashby & Geddes Successfully Defends The Association Of Tennis Professionals And Its Directors In Antitrust Suit

Ashby & Geddes recently acted as Delaware counsel in the successful defense of the Association of Tennis Professionals (“ATP”) Tour and its directors in an action in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in which the Deutscher Tennis Bund and the Qatar Tennis Federation alleged antitrust violations and breaches of fiduciary duty.  Following an eleven-day jury trial, the Court dismissed the claims against the individual directors and the jury subsequently returned a verdict in ATP’s favor, finding that the plaintiffs had failed to establish a relevant market.  A team of Ashby & Geddes attorneys from the Corporate Litigation and Counseling practice group, including Philip Trainer,  Jr., Carolyn Hake, Tiffany Lydon and Toni-Ann Platia, represented the ATP and its directors in this action.  The case is captioned Deutscher Tennis Bund, et al. v. ATP Tour, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 07-178-GMS.