Why Leegin Is A Good Thing For Consumers

Law360, New York (August 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc. v. PSKS Inc. is not only a clear victory for consumers but also offers clarity about antitrust law for businesses.

The Court held that a manufacturer no longer automatically violates the antitrust laws if it has an agreement with its retailers as to the minimum resale prices to be charged for the manufacturer’s products.

Leegin overruled the Court’s 1911 decision in Dr. Miles Medical v. John D. Park & Sons. Like many recent Court opinions,...
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