Mixed Signals On Retail Discounting

Law360, New York (December 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- For manufacturers and franchisors that want to prevent discounting by dealers, distributors, franchisees, and other retailers, the federal antitrust “rules of the road” changed recently. These rules would change back, however, if three U.S. senators have their way.

Recently, Sens. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Joseph R. Biden (D-Del.), and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) introduced the Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act, S.B. 2261. If enacted, S.B. 2261 would reverse the June 28, 2007, decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Leegin Creative Leather Prods., Inc. v. PSKS, Inc.,...
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