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Extra Credit #1 - Zach Holland B Law Extra Credit Brief...

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Zach Holland B Law Extra Credit Brief 4/27/11 Weyerhaeuser Company, Petitioner v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Company, Inc. Facts: Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Company initially sued Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company accusing the company of being the purpose that Ross-Simmons was forced to shut down its mill completely in May 2001. The main accusation was that Weyerhaeuser attempted monopolization which violated the Sherman Act. The Sherman Act states in Section 2 that “Every person who shall monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine or conspire with any other person or persons, to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not exceeding $10,000,000 if a corporation, or, if any other person, $350,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding three years, or by both said punishments, in the discretion of the court” (The Sherman Act.) Ross-Simmons said that Weyerhaeuser had an upper hand in the alder sawlog industry
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