Antitrust Column & Publications

Minimum Resale Price Pacts Not Automatically Illegal

Date: 07/26/07

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

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that vertical minimum price restraints are not per se illegal, but rather are subject to review under the rule of reason. Another recent antitrust development of note included the European Court of First Instance deciding that the European Commission must compensate an electrical equipment maker for costs incurred as a result of an improper decision to block a merger.

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