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AmEx Ruling Moves Ball Only Slightly On Rule Of Reason

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 8:29 PM EDT) -- Antitrust lawyers and government enforcers have been eager for guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court on how to apply an important antitrust principle, “the rule of reason,” to different types of markets. Many had been looking to the justices' findings in the American Express anti-steering rules case to provide some clarity, but the outcome fell far short of the broad guidance they have been seeking.

The rule of reason governs whether any harms to competition caused by a particular conduct should be deemed by regulators as unlawful...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ohio, et al., Petitioners v. American Express Company, et al.

Case Number



Supreme Court

Nature of Suit

1410 STATUTES-Antitrust

Date Filed

June 6, 2017

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