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Volvo Trucks North America v. Reeder-Simco GMC
On January 10, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision rejecting a broad interpretation of the Robinson-Patman Act. This antitrust statute prohibits certain forms of price discrimination in commercial transactions (such as transactions between manufacturers and retail sellers). The Justices accepted WLF's position that a manufacturer is liable under the Act for alleged favoritism among dealers only if the dealers were in competition with one another. WLF filed its brief on the merits in the case on May 20, 2005, noting that the appeals court's interpretation of the Act would have banned pricing practices that are common and legitimate in competitive bidding situations. WLF also filed a brief in February 2005 urging the Supreme Court to review the case.
Case Status:
Victory.
More Information and Downloads:
2/4/2005: Download the Brief
5/20/2005: Download the Brief
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