Don T. Hibner, Jr.: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Don T. Hibner, Jr.

Of Counsel
Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone213.617.4115

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Class Action Defense
 
University Stanford University, B.A., 1955
 
Law SchoolStanford University, LL.B., 1962 Board of Editors, Volumes 13 and 14, Stanford Law Review
 
Admitted1963, California; U.S. Supreme Court
 
Memberships 

Memberships
•Board of Directors, Section on Antitrust Law, Los Angeles Bar Association
•Member, Editorial Board, Antitrust Law Developments Annual Developments Committee, 1999-2001
•Advisor, California State Bar Antitrust Law Executive Committee, 1998-2007
•Chairman, ABA Antitrust Section Committee on Franchising, 1987-1990
•Member At Large, Council, Section on Antitrust Law, American Bar Association. Liaison Counsel Member, Franchising Committee, 1982-85
•Past chairman, Private Antitrust Litigation Committee, Franchising and Distribution Law Committee
•Chair, Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, 2000-2001. Member, Executive Committee 1979-99.

 
Biography

Overview

Don T. Hibner, Jr. is Of Counsel to the Antitrust Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Hibner has specialized in antitrust litigation and counseling since admission to the Bar and has been a frequent contributor to programs of the Antitrust Section, its National Institutes, PLI and other programs, as well as contributor to various Law Reviews. For two years he served as a faculty member of the Southern Methodist University Short Course on Antitrust: Law and Litigation.

Honors
•Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, Bar of California, 2002

Publications & News

Articles
•Exclusive Dealing: How Long Is Short?
Law360, September 3, 2013
•Analyzing Conspiracy Claims Under Capper-Volstead
Law360, January 24, 2012
•A Slippery Slope in Ohio's Rock Salt Market
Law360, December 8, 2011
•Case Study: SPX V. Master Cool
Law360, September 7, 2011
•Exorcising Specter Of Aguilar With Spirit Of Twombly
Law360, February 4, 2010
•The Cartwright Act at 100 - A History of Complementary Antitrust Enforcement - A Celebration
Competition, Vol 17, No. 2, Fall 2008
•Competition Implications of the California Supreme Court Decision in ABC International Traders, Inc.
February 27, 1997

Books

Co-author, Litigation Services Handbook (5th ed) - The Role of the Financial Expert: Chapter 26-Antitrust

Law Reviews

Per Se or Not Per Se - A Historical Quick Look at Minimum RPM Under California Law, 18 Competition L.J. (Spring 2010) (with Heather M. Cooper)

The Cartwright Act at 100 -- A History of Complementary Antitrust Enforcement -- A Celebration, 17 Competition L.J. 81 (2008) (with Heather M. Cooper)

Market Competitiveness: Does State Antitrust Law Need to be Updated? 15 Comp. L. Rev. 59 (2006) (with Heather M. Cooper)

What Lawyers Should Know About Markets - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Federal Lawyer (Fall 2002) (with Suzanne Drennon)

Analysis of Small Business Franchise Act of 1999: A Lion in the Street, Competition (Fall 2000)

Panelist, Discussion of Two Joint Venture Hypotheticals, Antitrust Law Journal. 54:1157 (1985)

Antitrust Considerations Relating to Joint Ventures, Teaming Agreements, Co-Production Agreements and Leader-Follower Agreements, Antitrust Law Journal. 51:705, (1982)

The Return Of The Yankee Trader: The Export Trading Act of 1982.

Proof of Damages: Some Selected Damages. Introductory Remarks, ABA Antitrust Law Journal. 49:977, (March 1981)

Antitrust Symposium: Section 2 of the Sherman Act Has the Ninth Circuit Attempted to Monopolize Attempts to Monopolize?, Southwestern Univ. Law Rev. 10:35-131, (1978)

Litigation as an Overt Act in Furtherance of an Attempt to Monopolize, Ohio St. Law Journal. 38:245, (1977)

Use and Abuse of Judicial Proceedings as an Antitrust Violation. Litigation as an Overt Act - Development and Prognosis, ABA Antitrust Law Journal. 46:711, (Summer 1977)

National Institute on Everyday Living With the Antitrust Laws, ABA Antitrust Law Journal. 44:450, (1975)

Selected Problems in Vertical Restraint Cases, Mercer Law Rev. 26:389, (Winter 1975)

Bigness and Pricing Problems, ABA Antitrust Law Journal, 41:1, (1971-72)

Oligopoly Under Attack: New Approaches to an Old Problem, St. Johns L. Rev. 44:529, (Spring 1970)

The Silver Anniversary of an Antitrust Sea-change: Continental T.V. and Brunswick at Twenty-Five, Competition (Fall 2002) (with Andrea B. Hasegawa)

Attempts to Monopolize: A Concept in Search of Analysis, ABA Antitrust Law Journal. 34:165, 167, (1967)

Treatises

Co-Author, Chapter 26 Antitrust and Antitrust Damages Analysis

Co-Author of One Chapter, Litigation Services Handbook, Edition 5

Editor, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, State Bar of California, California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law (4th 2010)

Co-Author, Chapter 4 Joint Ventures and Franchises, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, State Bar of California

Co-Author, Chapter 13 Exemptions, Immunities and other Defenses to Antitrust Liability, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, State Bar of California

Chapter 19, The Consumer's Legal Remedies Act, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, State Bar of California

Co-Author of two chapters, ABA Antitrust Law Section, State Antitrust Practice and Statutes, 2009

Co-Author Chapter 1, The Sherman Act, Antitrust Adviser, editions 1, 2 and 3

Contributing Editor, Antitrust Developments (2d Ed. 1984)

Contributing Editor, Antitrust Law Developments (4th), Chapter VIII (1998-9 Supp.)

Revising Editor, Chapter VII, Antitrust Developments. (2d and 3d editions)

Co-Author, Civil Jury Instructions, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 1972

Antitrust Law Blog Posts

Allegations That Designer Wedding Dress Line Constitutes A Relevant Product Market Found Implausible, December 30, 2014

Agricultural Cooperative Antitrust Litigation Continues to Mushroom, November 3, 2014

Allegations that Defendants Provided Product for “Free” State Claims Under California’s UPA and UCL, Notwithstanding that “Cost” of Product Was Recouped by Overcharging for Shipping, October 10, 2014

Of Characterization and Common Sense: Court Holds That Erroneous Interpretation of Allegations of Complaint Doom Counterclaim to Bottom of Chicken Coop, June 30, 2014

Beyond Truth, and Toward Repose: Price Increases Following “Merger to Monopoly” Do Not Rekindle Statute of Limitations, June 19, 2014

FTC v. Actavis on Remand: A New Chapter, May 28, 2014

De Facto Exclusive Dealing: What a Difference a Day Makes, December 16, 2013

Failure to Adequately Allege Lack of Supply Cross-Elasticity Dooms Attempted Monopolization Action to Quick Look Dismissal, September 9, 2013

Antitrust Exclusive Dealing Claims Given Short-Shrift in Dismissal. How Long Is Short? An Analysis in Search of Context, August 19, 2013

Claims of Providing Truthful Marketing Information to Airports Issuing Bids for Duty Free Shops Fails to Allege Actionable Conspiracy or Attempted Monopolization, June 25, 2013

In Agricultural Regulation, A Flawed Rate is Not a Filed Rate For Damage Purposes, September 19, 2012

Summary Judgment Dooms Attempted Monopolization Claim in Small Container Trash Hauling Market, September 4, 2012

Kansas Supreme Court Declares Rule of Reason Inapplicable to Kansas Antitrust Law; Legislature May Have a Different Idea, May 23, 2012

'Planogram' and 'Category Captain' Marketing Programs Held Non-Exclusionary, May 10, 2012

ANDA Automatic Stay of FDA Approval Does Not Defeat Standing in Sham Litigation Antitrust Counterclaim, September 20, 2011

Antitrust Counterclaim in Patent Infringement Action Lacks Plausible Allegations of Competitive Injury, August 22, 2011

Aftermarket Monopolization Claims Dismissed as Afterthought, July 11, 2011

In Secret Rebate Case, If It Walks Like A Duck, Allegations That It Will Also Quack Are Plausible, June 16, 2011

Federal Court Finds Allegations of Bad Faith in Sprinkler License Agreements to be 'Vox Clamantis in Deserto,' May 13, 2011

Expanded Standing, or Back to Basics? Flash Memory Direct Purchasers Found to Have Standing to Assert Walker Process Claims, March 29, 2011

Lights Out for Resale Price and Dual Distribution Class Action, January 10, 2011

Cross-Market Claims Flunk Twombly, April 28, 2010

Delay Caused by Court Injunction Is Not 'Antitrust Injury,' February 17, 2010

Where There Is an At-Will, There Is a Way, February 17, 2010

Spirit of Twombly Exorcises Specter of Revived Aguilar Claims, January 25, 2010

Strike Three: Plaintiffs Again Fail to Allege Facts of Collusion in Oligopoly Market, December 16, 2009

Per Se or Not Per Se - An Historical Quick Look at Minimum RPM Under California Law, November 10, 2009

Ninth Circuit Finds That New Home Buyer Plaintiffs Fail To Satisfy Per Se Tying Element That Amount Of Commerce Not Be Insubstantial Zero Foreclosure Is Less Than 'De Minimus,' September 3, 2009

Allegations That Domestic Steel Producers Violated Section 1 Of The Sherman Act Through Reciprocal Calls For Production Discipline And Output Reduction Constitute Plus Factors, And Survive Twombly Attack, July 9, 2009

PMPA Franchise Agreement Disavowing Plaintiff's Claim to an Exclusive Market and Geographic Territory Trumps Alleged Oral Commitment, June 12, 2009

Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Antitrust Claims Against Amway, June 12, 2009

California Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of Any Damage as a Standing Requirement Under California's Consumers Legal Remedies Act, March 6, 2009

The Cartwright Act At 100 - A History Of Complementary Antitrust Enforcement - A Celebration, January 8, 2009

Twombly Meets Leegin. Failure of Plaintiff to Allege Plausible Entitlement to Relief Constitutes Failure to Allege 'Antitrust Injury' January 8, 2009

What Part of No Don't You Understand? Unequivocal Refusal to Deal Triggers Statute of Limitations, January 8, 2009

California Court of Appeal Drops The Other Shoe: Pass-on Defense Viable, August 15, 2008

Competitors of Copier Equipment Provider Entitled to a 'Kodak Moment' in Alleging a Single Provider Relevant 'Aftermarket' in Avoiding a Motion to Dismiss, May 7, 2008

In a Case Alleging an Illegal Tie 'Zero Foreclosure' Means 'Zero Case' Duh, February 7, 2008

Quizno's Franchisees Do Not 'Get It Their Way', January 9, 2008

Fifth Circuit Upholds Hearst's Termination of Newspaper Distributors, November 14, 2007

Lights Go Out For Remaining Plaintiffs in California Wholesale Electricity Antitrust Cases, April 5, 2007

Well Pleaded Conspiracy to Refure to Deal with Distributor Survives Motion to Dismiss: The Moral: Just Because Conduct is Not 'Per Se' Illegal, Does Not Mean That It Is 'Per Se' Legal, January 8, 2007

Antitrust Tying Arrangements: 'Per Se Or Not Per Se - That Is The Question.' Buyers' Real Estate Agent Fails To Offer Evidence Of Anticompetitive Foreclosure In The Tied Product Market, August 7, 2006

Price Gouging - An Elusive Term House Pases H.R. 5253, Seeking To Create First Federal Gasoline Price Gouging Law, June 8, 2006

Of Justice Alito, Antitrust, And The Looking Glass, February 7, 2006

General Electric/Honeywell Merger Prohibition Upheld by European Court of First Instance - 'Conglomerate Effects' Analysis Represents 'Manifest Errors of Assessment,' January 7, 2006

California Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of 'Unfairness' Claim on Ground, November 7, 2005

Patent Misuse and Antitrust Tying Analysis - Close But Imperfect Substitutes, October 7, 2005

DC Circuit Hits High Note In 'Three Tenors' Case - Petition For Review of FTC Decision in Polygram Holding, Inc. Denied, September 7, 2005

Horse Show Governing Body Mileage Rule Against Competing Horse Shows is Subject to Summary Judgment on Ground of Implied Antitrust Immunity, July 17, 2005

Supermarket Revenue Sharing Agreement is Not Immune from Antitrust Scrutiny, July 7, 2005

FTC Approves Chevron's Acquisition of Unocal on Condition of Release of Patent Rights to CARB Reformulated Gasoline, July 7, 2005

Supreme Court Rules Against State Law Bans on Interstate Direct Shipment of Wine, June 7, 2005

'Active Supervision' Standard of Midcal not Applicable to Conduct of Sovereign. Multistate Tobacco Settlement is Parker and Noerr Exempt Both for State and Private Parties, May 17, 2005

Dentsply International, Inc. In Violation of Section 2 for Monopoly Maintenance Through Use of Exclusivity Clauses, April 4, 2005

Of Bats and Sunshine: Presumption of Market Power in Patent Tying Case Alive but Rebuttable, March 8, 2005

 
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Revised “Fred Meyer Guides” Leave Treatment of Key Robinson-Patman Act Provisions Unchanged
Don T. Hibner, February 27, 2015
While hardly ever enforced in modern times by government enforcement agencies, and rarely the subject of antitrust treble damage actions, Sections 2(d) and (e) of the Robinson Patman Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 13(d) and (e)) have had a colorful heritage. In response to the Supreme Court’s...

Allegations That Designer Wedding Dress Line Constitutes A Relevant Product Market Found Implausible
Don T. Hibner, February 6, 2015
Allegations that a highly specialized designer line of wedding dresses lacks reasonable substitutes fail to support allegations of Sherman Act violations for price fixing and group boycott claims. House of Brides etc., v. Alfred Angelo, Inc., Case No. 1:11-cv-07834 (N.D. Ill., December 4, 2014).

Agricultural Cooperative Antitrust Litigation Continues to Mushroom
Don T. Hibner, November 28, 2014
Pennsylvania District Court certifies five year ruling for interlocutory appeal, that mushroom cooperative is not immune from antitrust claims based upon “advice of counsel” argument. In Re Mushroom Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 2:06-cv-00620, (E.D. Pa. October 17,...



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