week3 - US Automobile Manufacturer v. Japanese Automobile...

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US Automobile Manufacturer v. Japanese Automobile Manufacturers: No Violation Ever since Matsushita v. Zenith it has been very difficult for a plaintiff to successfully prove a violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. In 1986 Matsushita v. Zenith set the precedence when the Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeals’ decision to revoke the original summary judgment. The case on page 685, between the US automobile manufacturer and the Japanese automobile manufacturers, is almost identical in that there is an American company bringing a suit against multiple Japanese companies. Also the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants only “formed an association in which they discuss[ed] market conditions in the United States, potential or actual import restrictions, surcharges, and simplification of export procedures… (Bagley & Savage, 2010, p. 685) These are fairly weak allegations because “Information that does not involve prices or terms of sale receives less scrutiny by the courts (Bagley & Savage, 2010, p. 651). I do not believe that the plaintiffs will successfully bring an antitrust suit against these manufactures due to the current precedent and the allegations against the Japanese manufactures. Now, if the manufactures had discussed the details of individual sales,
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