Antitrust

 

Winter 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; ; Supplement3; Exam 09; Rubric09; Exam 11; Rubric11; Exam 15; Rubric 15

Statutes (PDF)

 

Date

#

Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Pages

Statutes

Slides

M, 1/6

1

Introduction: History

Trans-Missouri, Standard Oil

17-43

SA 1, SA2, FTCA 5

Slides

W, 1/8

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, 1/9

3

Counting Entities

Copperweld, American Needle

170-181, 184-194

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Slides

M, 1/13

4

Finding the Agreement

Interstate Circuit, Theatre Enterprises, Kleen Products

201-213, S1-10

SA 1

Slides

W, 1/15

5

The Rule of Reason/Quick Look Analysis

NCAA, Polygram

233-45, 248-57

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Slides

Th, 1/16

6

Group Refusals to Deal and Joint Ventures

Fashion Originators, Associated Press, Northwest Wholesale Stationers

287-305

FTCA 5, CA 3, RP 4

Slides

W, 1/22

7

Vertical Arrangements

Standard Fashions, GTE Sylvania, Leegin

S:11-14; 376-387, 393-416

CA 3

Slides

Th, 1/23

8

SA1 Capstone Cases

Apple

305-39

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Slides

M, 1/27

9

Cont.

Amex

S15-32

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Slides

W, 1/29

10

Monopolization

Alcoa

421-436

SA 2

Slides

Th, 1/30

11

Individual Refusals to Deal; Predation

Aspen, AMR

447-58, 535-40

CA 3

Slides

M, 2/3

12

Tying

Jefferson Parish

553-574

SA 2

Slides

W, 2/5

13

Bundled Discounts

LePageís, Cascade Health

595-616

CA 2

Slides

Th, 2/6

14

M&A: The Guidelines

2010 Guidelines

647-688

CA7, CA 7a

Slides

M, 2/10

15

M&A: Horizontal Mergers

Staples I, Staples II

S33-44; 746-60

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Slides

W, 2/12

16

M&A: Vertical Mergers

Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines

S45-68

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Slides

Th, 2/13

17

Global Economy: Extraterritorial Application of the Sherman Act

Minn-Chem, Motorola Mobility

855-80

FTAIA

Slides

M, 2/17

18

Institutional Framework: Antitrust Injury and Remedies

Brunswick, Pepper

1167-71, 1178-81 S69-78

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Slides

W, 2/19

19

Robinson-Patman

A&P, Feesers

S79-96

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Slides

Th, 2/20

20

Labor and Employment

Brown, DOJ Press Release, Washington NYAG Jimmy Johnís Press Release, Mass. Noncompete Law

S97-112

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Slides

M, 2/24

21

Big Tech: Uber

Meyer, Uber, City of Seattle

S113-132

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Slides

W, 2/26

22

Big Tech: Microsoft

Microsoft III

998-1027

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Slides

Th, 2/27

23

Big Tech: Google

Google

1031-48

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Slides

M, 3/2

24

Big Tech: Acquisitions

Doubleclick, Instagram Letters, FTC WhatsApp Stateement, EC WhatsApp, FTC Tech Deals Inquiry

S133-150

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Slides

W, 3/4

25

The Big Picture

Melamed, Utah Statement

S151-78

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Slides

Th, 3/5

26

Review

Consolidated Slides

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Slides