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

BY | November 15, 2013

Thomas Lambert, Michael Sykuta, Nov 13, 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…

Thomas Lambert, Michael Sykuta, Nov 13, 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 2007 Leegin 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 tha

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