Why the New Evidence on Minimum Resale Price Maintenance Does Not Justify a Per Se or Quick Look Approach

Thomas Lambert, Michael Sykuta, Dec 30, 2013

The battle over the proper legal treatment of minimum resale price maintenance continues to rage in the United States. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007Leegin decision abrogating the rule of per se illegality for purposes of federal antitrust law, squabbles continue on two fronts.

First, states have split on whether minimum RPM will remain per se illegal under state antitrust law. At the time of this writing, nine states have indicated that they will retain the Dr. Miles rule of per se illegality under their state antitrust statutes…

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