In this issue:
Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc.
This case addressed the question of whether vertical minimum resale price maintenance agreements would continue to be deemed per se illegal under 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
The Court’s opinion changes the legal landscape under federal law for evaluating the legality of minimum resale price agreements. The degree to which state antitrust laws follow suit, however, remains to be seen.
Antitrust Modernization and Bundled Rebates
The Report of the Antitrust Modernization Commission devotes relatively little space to antitrust common law the judge-made doctrine that governs unreasonable restraints of trade under Section 1 and monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act.
U.S. Supreme Court Term in Review
The 2006 Term of the U.S. Supreme Court was an extremely significant one for U.S. antitrust law and competition policy. The Court heard four cases addressing several important aspects of antitrust law.