Retailers, Advocates Raise Battle Cry Post-Leegin

Law360, New York (December 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A coalition of retailers, academics and consumer advocates is calling on lawmakers and regulators to take action in the wake of a Supreme Court decision last year that gave manufacturers the power to set a minimum price its retailers must charge, arguing that the ruling has led to higher prices for consumers and puts added pressure on discounters in an already tough economic climate.

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc. v. PSKS Inc., which made it legal for manufacturers to...
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