On October 7, 2009, Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney used a speech to the National Association of Attorneys General to reaffirm the DOJ's commitment to a closer cooperation with the state enforcers. She also devoted a major portion of her remarks to offering a framework for applying the rule of reason to minimum vertical price fixing claims. Since the Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Leegin Creative Leather Products v. PSKS, Inc., 551 U.S. 877 (2007) , replaced the per se standard for minimum RPM with a rule of reason analysis, there has been uncertainty and significant debate about how to apply the rule of reason in this area. The
The US DOJ Assistant Attorney General provides guidance on vertical price Fixing/Resale Price Maintenance (RPM)
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