1964

Anticompetitive practices

The US Supreme Court finds agency relationship between a manufacturer and its distributors to be a sham amounting to Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) focusing on the competitive effects and the purpose behind the agreements (Simpson / Union Oil)
United First Partners (New York)
Introduction Under the U.S. antitrust laws a manufacturer is free to set the prices at which it sells its own goods and is free to use intermediaries to facilitate the sales. When intermediaries come into the picture, however, one of the antitrust issues that may arise is whether, on the one (...)

The US Supreme Court finds a genuine agency relationship between a manufacturer and its distributors focusing on the form of consignment contracts and the parties’ actual practices (General Electric)
United First Partners (New York)
Introduction Under the U.S. antitrust laws a manufacturer is free to set the prices at which it sells its own goods and is free to use intermediaries to facilitate the sales. When intermediaries come into the picture, however, one of the antitrust issues that may arise is whether, on the one (...)

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