Supreme Court To Weigh Antitrust Timber Case

Law360, New York (June 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- By deciding to weigh a timber buying dispute, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday signaled it’s willing to determine whether it is an antitrust violation for companies to buy materials at inflated prices with the intent of eliminating competition.

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice had urged the high court in May to look at the case of Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co., saying it could have wide-ranging effects on the way antitrust laws define the standard between aggressive competition and...
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