The US Supreme Court declines to hear antitrust case leaving uncertainty regarding customer loyalty programs (Eaton/ZF Meritor)

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Antitrust Case Leaving Uncertainty Regarding Customer Loyalty Programs* On April 29, 2013, the Supreme Court declined to review a decision that had created uncertainty as to when a manufacturer’s customer loyalty program may violate antitrust laws. Most circuits considering the issue have found that companies can use loyalty programs or long-term agreements, as long as the rebates do not price the product below cost. The Third Circuit, however, found that a manufacturer’s customer loyalty program amounted to an unlawful “de facto exclusive dealing contract,” despite the above-cost price of the product. The

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  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (Washington D.C.)

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Jason C. Hicks, The US Supreme Court declines to hear antitrust case leaving uncertainty regarding customer loyalty programs (Eaton/ZF Meritor), 29 April 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin US Supreme Court, Art. N° 54717

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