Hon. Charles (Tim) W. McCoy, Jr. (Ret.)

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Antitrust

Hon. Charles "Tim" W. McCoy, Jr. (Ret.) has broad experience with antitrust and unfair competition matters, both at the federal and state levels. Before his appointment to a judgeship in the Los Angeles Superior Court, he specialized in this field of practice as a litigation attorney and trade practice advisor to clients in a variety of industries from aerospace, high technology, banking, entertainment, and many others. As a California Judge and founder of the Complex Litigation Courts in Los Angeles, he has extensive experience in managing and mediating/settling cases brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law, especially in the field of consumer class actions. His personal civility skills and hands-on case management style have facilitated the successful resolution of countless matters raising antitrust and unfair competition-related issues.

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Representative Matters

Judge McCoy has handled a multitude of antitrust and unfair competition disputes involving a wide range of issues in a variety of industries, including:

  • Dealership termination disputes involving fast food, computer, construction equipment and consumer products industries, among others
  • Competition restraints where suppliers compete directly with distributors
  • Bundling “choice of service provider” with rebate eligibility in connection with cellular phone consumer sales
  • Alleged price fixing and predatory pricing in energy production and other industries
  • Consumer class actions raising variety of unfair trade practice claims and issues
  • Monopolization claims in design, production and sale of civilian and military aircraft
  • Matters involving both vertical and horizontal restraints on competition and trade including, among others, tying arrangements
  • False advertising claims regarding reception strength and physical territories covered by cellular networks
  • Nationwide class action against major computer manufacturers for alleged false advertisements of computer hard drives
  • Cases against entities whose conduct contributed to adoption of Proposition 64, which revised ways unfair business practice claims may be pursued in California
  • Countless trademark infringement and patent abuse matters
  • Disputes arising from competitive limitations on local exhibition of first-run films in motion picture industry 
  • Resale price maintenance litigation 
  • Restraints on competition contained in employment contracts 
  • Sham litigation claims and matters raising Noerr-Pennington issues 
  • Derivative claims arising in merger and acquisition contexts 
  • Unfair competition litigation against major satellite television provider 
  • Class action against major film studios and talent agencies regarding claims that false movie reviews were created to promote certain feature films 
  • Class action against major car manufacturer for allegedly concealing known vehicle operating defects

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Honors
    • Outstanding Jurist Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2011
    • Emil Gumpert Award for Outstanding Jurist in the Field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Center for Civic Mediation, Los Angeles, 2010
    • Golden Mike Freedom of Information Award, Radio and Television News Association of Los Angeles, 2011
    • Hon. Tom C. Clark Award, National Conference of Metropolitan Courts, 2010
    • Pearl F. Vogel President’s Award, Valley Community Legal Foundation, 2010
    • Person of the Year Award, Los Angeles Metropolitan News, 2009
    • Trial Judge of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2008

Background and Education

  • Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, 1993-2013
    • Presiding Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2009 and 2010
    • Assistant Presiding Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2007 and 2008
    • Supervising Judge of all Civil Trial Courts, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2005 and 2006
    • Supervising Judge of the Complex Litigation Courts of Los Angeles, 2004 and 2005 (Founding Bench Officer and Trial Judge of the Complex Courts, 2000-2005)
    • Mandatory Settlement Conference Judge, 2013
    • Supervising Judge, Juvenile Delinquency Courts, East District, 2011 and 2012

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