Repealing Leegin Could Harm Consumers: Experts

Law360, New York (March 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Nearly two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that vertical price-fixing was not necessarily illegal, the Senate is still considering a law that would reverse the decision, and Maryland has already passed one — but some experts say such laws could do more harm than good.

In June 2007, the Supreme Court ruled in Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc. v. PSKS Inc. that resale price agreements between manufacturers and retailers were not per se illegal, overturning a precedent that was nearly a century old....
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