Antitrust

 

Winter, 2016

 

Randal C. Picker

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Ludwig & Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar

The Law School, The University of Chicago

 

Readings: Set 1

Statutes (PDF)

 

Date

#

Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Pages

Statutes

Slides

M, 1/4

1

Introduction

Trans-Missouri, Standard Oil

1-20

SA 1, SA2, FTCA 5

Slides

W, 1/6

2

The Nature of Antitrust Harm

Brunswick, Rambus

21-30

 

Slides

Th, 1/7

3

Characterizing Horizontal Agreements

Trenton Potteries, Broadcast Music

31-42

 

Slides

M, 1/11

4

Cont.

Actavis

43-58

Slides

W, 1/13

5

The Rule of Reason

O’Bannon

59-78

 

Slides

Th, 10/14

6

Finding the Agreement

Interstate Circuit, Theatre Enterprises, High Fructose, Twombly, Text Messaging

79-106

SA 1

Slides

W, 1/20

7

Cont.

Apple

107-122

Slides

Th, 1/21

8

Group Refusals to Deal and Joint Ventures

Fashion Originators, Associated Press, Klor’s, Radiant Burner, Northwest Wholesale Stationers, Dagher

123-138

FTCA 5, CA 3, RP 4

Slides

M, 1/25

9

Vertical Arrangements

Standard Fashions, GTE Sylvania, Leegin

139-164

CA 3

Slides

W, 1/27

10

Counting Entities

Copperweld, American Needle

165-180

Slides

Th, 1/28

11

Monopolization

Alcoa

181-190

SA 2

Slides

W, 2/3, 12:15

12

Tying and Forcing

Jefferson Parish, Kodak

191-214

CA 3

Slides

W, 2/3

13

Individual Refusals to Deal and Attempted Monopolization

Lorain, Aspen Skiing, Trinko, Spectrum Sports

215-234

SA 2

Slides

Th, 2/4

14

Predation

AMR, LePage’s

235-260

CA 2

Slides

M, 2/8

15

M&A: Mergers

2010 Guidelines

261-282

CA7, CA 7a

Slides

W, 2/10

16

M&A: Recent Cases

Staples, Heinz

 

Slides

Th, 2/11

17

M&A: Cont.

Whole Foods

 

Slides

M, 2/15

18

M&A: Vertical Mergers

Comcast

 

Slides

W, 2/17

19

Injury, Damages and Remedies

Utilicorp United

 

CA 2, CA 4

Slides

Th, 2/18

20

State Action

North Carolina Dental

 

 

Slides

M, 2/22

21

Class Actions in Antitrust

Behrend, Italian Colors

 

Slides

W, 2/24

22

Robinson-Patman

New York Great A&P, Feesers

 

Slides

Th, 2/25

23

Extraterritorial Application of the Sherman Act

Minn-Chem, Motorola Mobility

 

FTAIA

Slides

M, 2/29

24

Antitrust and Tech: Microsoft

Microsoft III

 

Slides

W, 3/2

25

Antitrust and Tech: Google

FTC Statement (1-3-13); Google Commitments Letter; Alumnia Speech (5-12-12); Almunia Speech (10-1-13)

Slides

Th, 3/3

26

Review

Consolidated Slides

 

 

Slides