Indirect Purchaser Suits and the Consumer Interest
Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 48, p. 531, 2003
41 Pages Posted: 29 May 2009
Date Written: May 29, 2009
This article, published in 2003, argues that indirect purchaser class actions under state antitrust law have failed to advance the consumer interest. They rarely provide significant compensation to those actually injured by anticompetitive overcharges, and there is little evidence that they provide better deterrence than suits by direct purchasers.
Keywords: antitrust, class actions, price fixing, private actions, damages
JEL Classification: I41, K41, K21
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