The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirms bench trial’s decision in rare price discrimination suit (Spartan Concrete Products / Argos USVI)

Robinson-Patman Act decisions are rare. This often is because legitimate complaints against a supplier providing favorable pricing to a complaining customer’s competitors either are settled out of court or prior to a decision on the merits. So it is of interest when a price discrimination suit that was dismissed after a bench trial reaches and is affirmed by a court of appeals. This happened in July when the Third Circuit affirmed such a decision, ending a saga that could be entitled “The Empty Chair." [1] Background The appeal in Spartan Concrete Prods. v. Argos USVI Corp. stemmed from a dispute over the sale of ready-mix concrete in St. Thomas. Spartan Concrete, which operated in St. Croix, arrived to compete with Heavy Materials, the only other provider of ready-mix concrete on St.

L'accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés

Déjà abonné ? Identifiez-vous

L’accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés.

Lire gratuitement un article

Vous pouvez lire cet article gratuitement en vous inscrivant.

 

Version PDF

Auteur

  • Hausfeld (New York)

Citation

Irving Scher, The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirms bench trial’s decision in rare price discrimination suit (Spartan Concrete Products / Argos USVI), 5 juillet 2019, e-Competitions July 2019, Art. N° 96414

Visites 16

Tous les numéros

  • Latest News issue 
  • Tous les News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • Tous les Special issues