High Court Rulings Have Limited Antitrust Liability

Law360, New York (August 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A highlight of the Supreme Court’s 2006-2007 term was the renewed attention to significant issues of antitrust law. The Court’s antitrust focus, though, was not an invitation to plaintiff’s bar to engage in more private enforcement actions.

The Court decided four important cases in which it: limited antitrust liability for predatory buying (Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co., Inc., 127 S.Ct. 1069 (2007)); jettisoned the century-old per se prohibition against vertical resale price maintenance (Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., 127 S.Ct. 2806...
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