Prohibiting Resale Price Maintenance In Md.

Law360, New York (October 16, 2009, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A new law has recently gone into effect in Maryland that bars manufacturers from setting the minimum prices at which its distributors and dealers resell their products to the public.

This law addresses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc. v. PSKS Inc., 551 U.S. 877 (2007), that changed long-standing precedent and eliminated the per se rule against such conduct under the federal antitrust statutes.

A manufacturer’s attempts to dictate the prices at which its goods are resold to the public by...
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