When a Monopolist Deceives
25 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2010 Last revised: 2 Sep 2010
Date Written: July 17, 2010
This essay uses one context - a monopolist’s deceptive advertising or product disparagement - to illustrate how competition authorities and courts should evaluate a monopolist’s deception under the federal antitrust laws. Competition authorities should target a monopolist’s anticompetitive deception, which courts should treat as a prima facie violation of the Sherman Act without requiring a full-blown rule of reason analysis or an arbitrary, multi-factor standard.
Keywords: Antitrust, Monopoly, Deception, Fraud, Section 2
JEL Classification: K21, L41, L12
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