Commentaries on the Robinson-Patman act.
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Published by Practising Law Institute in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Price discrimination -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesRobinson-Patman act.
SeriesCorporate law and practice practice handbook series,, no. 2
LC ClassificationsKF1627 .Z9M3
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 142 p.
Number of Pages142
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5691671M
LC Control Number70023441

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The final version of the Robinson-Patman Act,' enacted in and supplemented in , was the result of severe legislative com- promise following extensive hearings, lobbying, and amendments. 3Author: G. David Schiering. whether the protective concern of the Robinson Patman Act is one directed towards competition in general or whether its goal reaches to protection of specific competitors." () Considering the language of the Act and its legislative history, the Third Circuit concluded that the "competitive injury" requirement clearly refers to injury to the disfavored buyer who competes with the favored buyer. This book is an accessible and authoritative single-volume guide to antitrust law. It provides a complete and detailed framework for United States (US) antitrust laws and the cases which interpret them. It describes how the laws are enforced, and by whom, and introduces the . The Robinson–Patman Act of is a United States federal law that prohibits anticompetitive practices by producers, specifically price discrimination. It was designed to protect small retail shops against competition from chain stores by fixing a minimum price for retail products. The law grew out of practices in which chain stores were allowed to purchase goods at lower prices than other retailers. The amendment to the Clayton Antitrust Act .