Understanding Antitrust and Its Economic Implications

Author: E. Thomas Sullivan
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780769895062
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Law

This Understanding treatise is designed to supplement any antitrust casebook. When the first edition was published over twenty years ago, the Supreme Court was in the midst of reshaping antitrust law to reflect its philosophy that it should adhere to the teachings of economics. During the six years since the Fourth Edition was published, this process has continued as the Court sought to achieve greater consistency. For example: • The Court removed resale price maintenance (RPM) from the list of per se unlawful activities. • The Court has also made it clear that it would treat secondary line price discrimination - perhaps the last remaining element of the populous antitrust philosophy of the 1960s - in a manner consistent with its emphasis on efficiency. • The Court made one of its first forays into the theory of monopsony and addressed the question of how antitrust law applies to market power on the buying side of the market. The process of rationalizing antitrust law is far from complete. For example, the Court's newly announced position on RPM raises a number of issues. Specifically, many past decisions by the Supreme Court and lower courts reflect either approval or disapproval of the per se status of RPM. Now that the rule has been changed, the relevance of that law is in question. In addition, a truly consistent antitrust policy requires close attention to various exemptions. Exemptions based on non economic considerations are hard to reconcile with the path the Court has chosen. Finally, in a global economy, matters of market power and the competitive impact of various agreements must be viewed from an international perspective.

Monopsony in Law and Economics

Author: Roger D. Blair
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139490979
Release Date: 2010-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Most readers are familiar with the concept of a monopoly. A monopolist is the only seller of a good or service for which there are not good substitutes. Economists and policy makers are concerned about monopolies because they lead to higher prices and lower output. The topic of this book is monopsony, the economic condition in which there is one buyer of a good or service. It is a common misunderstanding that if monopolists raise prices, then monopsonists must lower them. It is true that a monopsonist may force sellers to sell to them at lower prices, but this does not mean consumers are better off as a result. This book explains why monopsonists can be harmful and the way law has developed to respond to these harms.

International and Comparative Competition Law

Author: Maher M. Dabbah
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139492713
Release Date: 2010-09-16
Genre: Law

This thorough appraisal of competition law and policy from an international and comparative perspective covers the role of different international organisations active in the area, the significance of multinational enterprises and, in particular, the differences between US and EU systems. Taking examples from regions such as Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Maher M. Dabbah looks at the law and policy in developing countries and at a regional level, the internationalisation of competition law and the doctrines of extraterritoriality, bilateral cooperation and multilateral cooperation as well as the relationship between competition and trade policy. The book should prove useful to anyone who is interested in gaining an insight into the international dimension of competition law and policy. It is written in a language and style which make such a complex topic both possible to understand and enjoyable.

Cases and materials on modern antitrust law and its origins

Author: Thomas D. Morgan
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: 0314152741
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Law

This newly updated casebook provides an historical fromework showing how modern antitust law has developed across time, giving students a basis for projecting the direction that it is moving and what older arguments still have applicability. This edition includes new cases such as Trinko, Empagran and the continuing story of Microsoft. The text also gives more treatment to merger practice and a practitioner's need to consider the international implications of a client's conduct .

Antitrust Law

Author: William R. Andersen
Publisher: Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060804551
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Law

This casebook presents cases & materials on antitrust in a business context. In addition to the standard topics covered in Antitrust casebooks, it also includes discussion of ethical issues, patents, compliance, criminal & civil procedure, & enforcement (public & private), as well as the issues of standing, class actions, proof, & measurement of damages. Economic materials introduce students to the basics of industrial organization economics.


ISBN: STANFORD:36105063254135
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Copyright


Author: Herbert Hovenkamp
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: 0314231897
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Law

Increasing the Odds of a Creditor's Judgment; Judgment Liens; Enforcing Judgments Through Execution; Finding Property of the Debtor; Garnishment; Fraudulent Conveyances; Bulk Sales; Shielding Exempt Property; Special Rights Under State Law; Federal Tax Lien; Attachment; Replevin; Lis Pendens; Fourteenth Amendment Protection; Other Sources of Due Process Protection; Overview of Bankruptcy; Commencement and Dismissal of a Bankruptcy Case; Stay of Collection Activities; Property of the Estate; Exemptions in Bankruptcy; Avoiding Pre-Bankruptcy Transfers; Post-Bankruptcy Transfers; Effect of Bankruptcy on Secured Claims; Chapter 7 and Unsecured Claims; Leases and Executory Contracts; Discharge; Chapter 11; Chapter 13; Allocation of Judicial Power Over Bankruptcy Matter.

Criminal Justice

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 1587652196
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.