Antitrust

 

Winter, 2017

 

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

W, 1/4

1

Introduction: History

Trans-Missouri, Standard Oil

1:16-38

SA 1, SA2, FTCA 5

Slides

Th, 1/5

2

Introduction: Market Power

DuPont, Merger Guidelines, Lorian Journal

2:1-34

 

Slides

M, 1/9

3

Characterizing Horizontal Agreements

Trenton Potteries, Broadcast Music, Addyston Pipe

3:6-9, 31-42, 46-48

 

Slides

W, 1/11

4

The Rule of Reason/Quick Look Analysis

NCAA, Polygram

3:90-102, 124-130

 

Slides

Th, 10/12

5

Counting Entities

Copperweld, American Needle

3:48-66

Slides

W, 1/18

6

Finding the Agreement

Interstate Circuit, Theatre Enterprises, Twombly, Text Messaging

3:66-90

SA 1

Slides

Th, 1/19

7

Group Refusals to Deal and Joint Ventures

Fashion Originators, Associated Press, Northwest Wholesale Stationers, Dagher

3:108-112, 154-162, 105-108

FTCA 5, CA 3, RP 4

Slides

M, 1/23

8

SA 1 Capstone

Apple

3:130-154

 

Slides

W, 1/25

9

Vertical Arrangements

Standard Fashions, GTE Sylvania, Leegin

4

CA 3

Slides

Th, 1/26

10

Robinson-Patman

New York Great A&P, Feesers

4

 

Slides

M, 1/30

11

Monopolization

Alcoa, Spectrum Sports

5

SA 2

Slides

W, 2/1

12

Individual Refusals to Deal Tying and Forcing

Aspen, Kodak, Trinko

5

CA 3

Slides

Th, 2/2

13

Tying

Jefferson Parish, Kodak

5

SA 2

Slides

M, 2/6

14

Predation

AMR, LePage’s, Cascade Health

5

CA 2

Slides

W, 2/8

15

M&A: Mergers

2010 Guidelines

6

CA7, CA 7a

Slides

Th, 2/9

16

M&A: Recent Cases

Staples I, Staples II

6

Slides

M, 2/13

17

M&A: Cont.

Heinz, Whole Foods

6

Slides

W, 2/15

18

M&A: Vertical Mergers

Comcast

6

Slides

Th, 2/16

19

Global Economy: Extraterritorial Application of the Sherman Act

Minn-Chem, Motorola Mobility

7

FTAIA

Slides

M, 2/20

20

Limits of Antitrust: State Action Doctrine

Parker, Midcal, NC Dental

9

 

Slides

W, 2/22

21

IF: Antitrust Injury and Remedies

Brunswick, Utilicorp United

10

 

Slides

Th, 2/23

22

IF: Class Actions

Italian Colors, Behrend

10

 

Slides

M, 2/27

23

Antitrust and Tech

Kodak, Xerox, Acatavis, Broadcom

8

Slides

W, 3/1

24

Visa, Amex

Slides

Th, 3/2

25

Cont.

Microsoft III

8

 

Slides

M, 3/6

26

Cont.

Google

8

 

Slides

 

 

Review

Consolidated Slides