11 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2009
Date Written: February 1, 2009
In F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. v. Empagran S.A., the Supreme Court interpreted the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act ("FTAIA") to bar an antitrust suit by foreign plaintiffs against foreign defendants despite the fact that the foreign and domestic markets were interconnected. I identify one narrow class of cases that would satisfy the statutory exception. Rather than focusing on the interrelatedness of the foreign and domestic prices, the inquiry centers on the resale of goods to the domestic market. The argument is a variant on Illinois Brick.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Goldberg, Victor P., The Empagran Exception: Between Illinois Brick and a Hard Place (February 1, 2009). Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 345. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1338291 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1338291