Sherman Antitrust Act

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Respondent, National Football League (“NFL”), is an unincorporated association of 32 professional football teams that produces an annual season of football games and the Super Bowl championship game. See American Needle, Inc. v. National Football...

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Overview

Antitrust refers to laws which regulate the concentration of economic power, particularly with regard to trusts and monopolies.

History

Because of fears during the late 1800s that monopolies were dominating America's free market...

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Glen Billing and other investors filed a class action lawsuit against Credit Suisse First Boston Ltd. (“Credit Suisse”) and other Wall Street investment firms. In re Initial Public Offering Antitrust Litigation, 287 F.Supp.2d 497 (S.D.N.Y. 2003) (“In...

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Leegin Creative Leather Products (“Leegin”) is a California-based leather manufacturer that produces and markets women’s accessories. Brief for Petitioner at 2. In 1990, Leegin introduced the “Brighton” brand of products, which...

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Definition

The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 is a federal statute which prohibits activities that restrict interstate commerce and competition in the marketplace. The Sherman Act was amended by the Clayton Act in 1914. The Sherman Act is codified in 15...

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Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (June 1, 2004)

Oral argument: January 10, 2006

ANTI-TRUST, PRICE FIXING, SHERMAN ACT, 15 U.S.C. § 1, per se violation

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