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- False or Deceptive Competitor Advertising Hurting Your Bottom Line?
There are resources and options available for business owners when competitors undercut pricing by selling inferior goods or services.
- Why Is Antitrust Compliance Counseling and Training so Important for Companies?
If, like me, you have ever spoken to someone that faces criminal indictment by a federal grand jury following a Justice Department antitrust investigation, you know why antitrust compliance counseling and training is a big deal—you don’t need reasons; hearing the crackle of the voice is enough to understand.
- Exclusive Dealing Under the U.S. Antitrust Laws
Are you unable to compete for certain customers because those customers are bound by exclusive-dealing agreements with your competitors? Or are you a competitor who has or is considering an exclusive-dealing agreement?
- What Are the Elements for a Monopolization Claim under the Federal Antitrust Laws?
Do you or your competitor have a monopoly in a particular market? If so, your conduct or their conduct might enter the territory of the Sherman Act—Section 2—called monopolization. If you are in Europe or other jurisdictions outside of the United States, instead of monopoly, people will refer to the company with extreme market power as “dominant.”
- What is the Biggest Mistake that District Courts Make in Antitrust Cases?
This articles describes how federal trial courts sometimes confuse the pleading standards for antitrust cases.
- Are Resale Price Maintenance Agreements Legal Under the Antitrust Laws?
The legality of resale price maintenance agreements under US antitrust law.
- Why Writing Fake Good Reviews to Boost Your Business May Be Illegal
National studies have found that many consumers check online reviews before making a purchase. Additionally, many consumers directly cite such reviews for the reason why they chose a particular product. Hoping to tap into the upside of this strategy, some businesses encourage consumers to post positive reviews.
- The Colgate Doctrine and Other Alternatives to Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreements
Resale-price-maintenance agreements (or vertical price-fixing) are still illegal under the law of certain states. This article discusses alternatives to resale-price maintenance agreements that are less likely to violate the antitrust laws.
- What Are Monopolies and Why Are They Bad?
Aside from the board game, a lot of people may not really know what a monopoly is. They make their way into the news once in a while, but what does it really mean when something becomes a monopoly and why do we care? Everyone says they are bad, but why?
- Immoral But Not Always Illegal: Price Gouging After Natural Disaster
The recent floods in Colorado have brought a problem to the forefront: post-disaster price gouging. While 35 states have made this a crime, there are still 15, Colorado included, where this is merely considered capitalism.