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Vertical Practices and the Exclusion of Rivals Post Eaton

BY | July 29, 2013

John Asker, Shannon Seitz, Jul 29, 2013 In the wake of the ZF Meritor v. Eaton decision, there is new uncertainty regarding the kinds of vertical contracting practices that will…

John Asker, Shannon Seitz, Jul 29, 2013

In the wake of the ZF Meritor v. Eaton decision, there is new uncertainty regarding the kinds of vertical contracting practices that will attract antitrust scrutiny under U.S. law. In this case, the market share and loyalty rebates Eaton Corporation offered to truck manufacturers were found to violate antitrust law despite the fact that there was no evidence of pricing below cost. The court of appeals determined that the price-cost test, which, sinceMatsu

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