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Social Norms Could Violate Antitrust Law, Paper Argues

Law360 (March 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- There are many ways that companies might violate the Sherman Act, but who knew that doing something as natural as following a social norm could be one of them?

The winner of international Jones Day's 1st Annual Swope Antitrust Writing Competition argued just that and received $10,000 for his effort.

Dean Harvey, a third-year student at Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California at Berkeley stated in his paper that, in some cases, inherent norms in a corporate culture could violate the Sherman...
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