A U.S. District Court judge has set an Aug. 2 trial date in the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000480606">antitrust case</A> aga

A U.S. District Court judge has set an Aug. 2 trial date in the antitrust case against Clear Channel Communications (CCC).

Judge Edward Nottingham in the District of Colorado on Tuesday (April 6) scheduled a four-week jury trial in Denver after finding that an independent concert promoter presented enough evidence to move forward on its claims of predatory business practices by the media giant.

The plaintiff, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP), alleges that CCC attempted to create a monopoly by rejecting NIPP's advertising and denying its artists airplay on CCC's Denver radio stations.

CCC, the largest concert promoter in the United States, operates eight radio stations in Denver -- the maximum allowed under Federal Communications Commission regulations.

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