University Housing System Is Not A Monopoly: Judge

Law360, New York (June 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Universities have the right to control the housing that's available to students and to compel fraternities and sororities to cede authority of their houses to the school's administration, a district court judge has ruled, rejecting a fraternity's charges that such policies are monopolistic.

Delta Kappa Epsilon filed suit against Hamilton, N.Y.-based Colgate University, alleging that the school's new residential program, which required all students to live in university-owned housing, violates the Sherman Act.

Judge Gary Sharpe of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...
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