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Implications Of Pacific Bell V. LinkLine

Law360 (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In Pacific Bell Telephone Co. dba AT&T California v. LinkLine Communications Inc., 129 S. Ct. 1109 (Feb. 25, 2009), the United States Supreme Court held that a “price squeeze” claim is not a valid basis for relief under Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

In the process, the Supreme Court resolved a split among the federal Courts of Appeals, extended its own holdings in two recent antitrust decisions and partially overturned a long-standing antitrust precedent on the basis of developments in economic theory.

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