Antitrust Column & Publications

Exclusive Conduct in Response to Rivals' Complaints

Date: 10/26/06

Source: The New York Law Journal. Reprinted with permission.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that a managed-care company could lawfully decide to exclude optometrists from its panels. A state appellate court stated that purchasers of tires did not have standing to bring price-fixing claims against makers of chemicals used to manufacture tires. Other recent antitrust developments of interest included the European Court of First Instance’s partial annulment of a ruling that charging higher prices for drugs intended for export was unlawful under European competition law.

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