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High Court Urged To Affirm Standard In Lumber Case

Law360 (October 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The American Antitrust Institute is weighing in on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case concerning purchasing conduct in a timber deal, arguing that an appellate court correctly defined anti-competitive or predatory acts as “those that tend to exclude or restrict competition on some basis other than efficiency.”

In an amicus curiae brief filed Oct. 16 in the case of Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co., the AAI said it is seeking to ensure that the Sherman Act remains effective in preventing anti-competitive uses of “monopsony”...
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