65 cicily bridgeport and collin wilson own

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65. Cicily Bridgeport and Collin Wilson own Northeastern Galleries and Upper West Galleries, respect- ively. For artists displaying paintings in their galleries, Cicily and Collin charge a 22% commission for any sales made. Cicily and Collin have always charged 22%, but there is a slump in sales. When Cicily meets Collin at a Met event, she suggests, “Collin, let’s both go to 25%. What can they do if we both charge 25% and we can earn enough to make up for the market downturn.” Cicily: a. has committed a per se violation of the Sherman Act. b. has committed a per se violation of the Clayton Act. c. has agreed to a group boycott. d. none of the above ANS: A NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: price fixing
66. Universal Syndication has told television stations and networks that they cannot have the rights to play The Cosby Show reruns unless they also agree to take packages of Charlie Chan movies, Tony Or- lando and Dawn, and Rin Tin Tin reruns. The stations and networks complain that Chan movies, Tony, and Rin Tin Tin reruns do not draw viewers and that they have trouble selling the ad time on such shows. Universal Syndication’s requirement: NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: tying
ESSAY
1. Blue Cross, a medical insurer, publishes lists of "usual, customary, and reasonable" rates for medical services. Blue Cross insureds can then shop for medical services to be certain they are fully covered. A physician who charges rates higher than Blue Cross alleges there is a combination in restraint of trade to force him out of business and a price-fixing conspiracy. Is he right?
NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: restraint of trade/price fixing 2. Zenith Radio and other American TV manufacturers brought suit against Japanese TV manufacturers for charging artificially low prices in the United States. Can the Japanese manufacturers be sued in the United States?
NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: pricing 3. Several art distributors have met and agreed to limit the number of Hummel figurines being imported into the United States. Is there any anticompetitive behavior involved in doing this?
NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: pricing 4. Sales representatives of several college-book publishers have met together and decided that calling on all schools in their territories is often fruitless, since only one of each of their books can be adopted.

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