Antitrust

 

Fall 2020

 

Randal C. Picker

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law

The Law School, The University of Chicago

 

Learning Outcomes Include:

       Be familiar with the general approaches to the study of law and legal reasoning.

       Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand key concepts in substantive law, legal theory, and procedure.

       Demonstrate an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of law and the contributions that other disciplines can make to the study of law.

 

Readings: Supplement1; Supplement2; Supplement2.5; Supplement3; Exam 09; Rubric09; Exam 11; Rubric11; Exam 15; Rubric 15

Statutes (PDF)

 

Date

#

Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Pages

Statutes

Slides

M, 9/21

1

Introduction: History

Trans-Missouri, Standard Oil

17-43

SA 1, SA2, FTCA 5

Slides

W, 9/23

2

Introduction: Market Power; Characterizing Horizontal Agreements

Lorain Journal, Trenton Potteries, Broadcast Music

97-102, 121-26, 146-157

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Slides

Th, 9/24

3

Counting Entities

Copperweld, American Needle

170-181, 184-194

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Slides

M, 9/28

4

Finding the Agreement

Interstate Circuit, Theatre Enterprises, Kleen Products

201-213, S1-10

SA 1

Slides

W, 9/30

5

The Rule of Reason/Quick Look Analysis

NCAA, Polygram

233-45, 248-57

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Slides

Th, 10/1

6

Group Refusals to Deal and Joint Ventures

Fashion Originators, Associated Press, Northwest Wholesale Stationers

287-305

FTCA 5, CA 3, RP 4

Slides

M, 10/5

7

Vertical Arrangements

Standard Fashions, GTE Sylvania, Leegin

S11-14; 376-387, 393-416

CA 3

Slides

W, 10/7

8

SA1 Capstone Cases

Apple

305-39

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Slides

Th, 10/8

9

Cont.

Amex

S15-32

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Slides

M, 10/12

10

Monopolization

Alcoa

421-436

SA 2

Slides

W, 10/14

11

Individual Refusals to Deal; Predation

Aspen, AMR

447-58, 535-40

CA 3

Slides

Th, 10/15

12

Tying

Jefferson Parish

553-574

SA 2

Slides

M, 10/19

13

Bundled Discounts

LePage, Cascade Health

595-616

CA 2

Slides

W, 10/21

14

M&A: The Guidelines

2010 Guidelines

647-688

CA7, CA 7a

Slides

Th, 10/22

15

M&A: Horizontal Mergers

Staples I, Staples II

S33-44; 746-60

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Slides

M, 10/26

16

M&A: Vertical Mergers

Vertical Merger Guidelines

S45-58

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Slides

W, 10/28

17

Global Economy: Extraterritorial Application of the Sherman Act

Minn-Chem, Motorola Mobility

855-80

FTAIA

Slides

Th, 10/29

18

Institutional Framework: Antitrust Injury and Remedies

Brunswick, Pepper

1167-71, 1178-81 S59-68

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Slides

M, 11/2

19

Robinson-Patman

A&P, Feesers

S69-84

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Slides

W, 11/4

20

Labor and Employment

Brown, DOJ Press Release, Washington NYAG Jimmy Johns Press Release

S85-96

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Slides

Th, 11/5

21

Big Tech: Microsoft

Microsoft III

998-1027

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Slides

M, 11/9

22

Big Tech: Uber

Meyer, Uber, City of Seattle

S97-116

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Slides

W, 11/11

23

Big Tech: Patents and Standard Setting

Qualcomm

S117-126

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Slides

Th, 11/12

24

Cont: Big Tech: Intro to Aftermarkets

Kodak

574-590

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Slides

M, 11/16

25

Big Tech: App Store Platforms

Epic/Apple PI

S127-165

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Slides

W, 11/18

26

Big Tech: Google

Google Complaint

S166-229

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Slides

Th, 11/19

27

Review

Consolidated Slides

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Slides

 

 

 

 

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