Group's Cloned Horse Ban Violates Sherman Act, Jury Finds

Law360, Dallas (July 30, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury on Tuesday found that the American Quarter Horse Association violated the Sherman Antitrust Act and state anti-monopoly laws by not admitting cloned horses to its registry, but awarded no damages to a horse cloning venture that filed the suit.

The unanimous jury said the AQHA, the leading quarter horse breed registry, violated two sections of the Sherman Act and the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act, finding both a conspiracy to exclude horses and concerted action that monopolized the market. The jury...
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