Antitrust

 

Winter 2019

 

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, 1/7

1

Introduction: History

Trans-Missouri, Standard Oil

(Background: 1-17), 17-43

SA 1, SA2, FTCA 5

Slides

W, 1/9

2

Introduction: Market Power

DuPont, Merger Guidelines

(Background: 61-71), 76-86, 90-97

 

Slides

Th, 10/10

3

Cont; Characterizing Horizontal Agreements

Lorain Journal, Trenton Potteries, Broadcast Music

97-102, 121-26, 146-157

 

Slides

M, 1/14

4

Counting Entities

Copperweld, American Needle

170-181, 184-194

 

Slides

W, 1/16

5

Finding the Agreement

Interstate Circuit, Theatre Enterprises, Text Messaging

201-213, 217-228

SA 1

Slides

Th, 1/17

6

The Rule of Reason/Quick Look Analysis

NCAA, Polygram

233-45, 248-57

Slides

W, 1/23

7

Applying the Rule of Reason

Realcomp II

258-76

 

Slides

Th, 1/24

8

Group Refusals to Deal and Joint Ventures

Fashion Originators, Associated Press, Northwest Wholesale Stationers

287-305

FTCA 5, CA 3, RP 4

Slides

M, 1/28

9

SA 1 Capstone

Apple

305-39

Slides

Th, 1/31

10

Vertical Arrangements

Standard Fashions, GTE Sylvania, Leegin

S:1-4; 376-387, 393-416

CA 3

Slides

M, 2/4

11

Monopolization

Alcoa

421-431 (Background: 431-39)

SA 2

Slides

W, 2/6

12

Individual Refusals to Deal; Predation

Aspen, AMR

447-58, 535-40

CA 3

Slides

Th, 2/7, 12:15, II

13

Tying

Jefferson Parish

553-574

SA 2

Slides

Th, 2/7

14

Bundled Discounts

LePage’s, Cascade Health

595-616

CA 2

Slides

M, 2/11

15

M&A: Mergers

2010 Guidelines

647-688

CA7, CA 7a

Slides

Th, 2/14, 12:15, II

16

M&A: Recent Cases

Staples I, Staples II

S5-16; 746-60

Slides

Th, 2/14

17

M&A: Vertical Mergers

Staples/Essendant

Supplement2

Slides

M, 2/18

18

Global Economy: Extraterritorial Application of the Sherman Act

Minn-Chem, Motorola Mobility

855-80

FTAIA

Slides

W, 2/20

19

Institutional Framework: Antitrust Injury and Remedies

Brunswick, Utilicorp, Pepper

1167-71, 1178-90. S3:1-6

Slides

Th, 2/21

20

Robinson-Patman

A&P, Feesers

S3:7-22

 

Slides

M, 2/25

21

Labor and Employment

Brown, DOJ Press Release, Washington AG Press Release

S3:23-34

 

Slides

W, 2/27

22

IPT&P: Standard Setting

Broadcom, Rambus

927-937, 939-48

 

Slides

Th, 2/28

23

IPT&P: Payment Systems

Amex

S3:S35-50

Slides

M, 3/4

24

IPT&P: Microsoft

Microsoft III

998-1027

Slides

W, 3/6

25

IPT&P: Google

Google

1031-48

 

Slides

Th, 3/7

26

Review

Consolidated Slides

 

 

Slides