Lesson 2 Antitrust Laws
Criminal cases are FAR more numerous than civil cases :(
Forbade combinations in restraint of trade.
Involves civil cases and criminal cases done through the offices of the US attorney (in the
November 15, 2013
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Name: Elvis Presley Enterprises et al. v. Passport Video et al., 349 F.3d 622 (9th Circuit Court of
Facts: Passport Entertainment created a 16-hour documentary containing copyrighted footage
owned by the plaintiff, which consisted of a grou
Antitrust laws exist outside the United States as well.
Retail suppliers used to only be able to stock and manage its own products. Now a supplier can
manage and stock an entire category of merchandise.
Two-step process that antitrust enforcement agencies
Defendant owed a duty to plaintiff, defendant breached the duty, the breach caused harm to the
These conditions must exist:
(1) the manufacturer owed a duty to the plaintiff
(2) the manufacturer breached a duty to
Based on your reading of the FTC guidelines, choose an advertisement and analyze it as though
you were a member of the FTC.
Choose an advertisement that requires substantiation, is comparative, potentially
deceptive, or potentially unfair.
Include a lin