James Goldberg's Legal Ease: Antitrust Applies to You, Too

James Goldberg's Legal Ease: Antitrust Applies to You, Too

Antitrust isn’t just about agreements between competitors. It’s about sharing sensitive information.

For more than 125 years, federal and state antitrust laws have banned every “contract, combination … or conspiracy, in restraint of trade,” as well as outlawed attempts to monopolize an industry or product line. While agreements among competitors, especially in the area of fixing prices, are the most common antitrust violations, unreasonable restrictions imposed by suppliers on their customers also fall under the antitrust banner—which is where the hotel and travel

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