Lawmakers Consider Reversing Leegin

Law360, New York (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Amid opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Leegin v. PSKS Inc., federal lawmakers are weighing arguments on whether a manufacturer's ability to set a minimum price for its product hurts or helps consumers.

Critics of the high court's decision overturning the standard that had deemed such arrangements per se illegal are pushing Congress to pass legislation reversing the ruling, saying it thwarts discounting and leads to higher prices for consumers.

Others say a minimum price can help consumers by forcing retailers to compete...
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