When a Monopolist Deceives

25 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2010 Last revised: 2 Sep 2010

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Maurice E. Stucke

University of Tennessee College of Law

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

Suggested Citation

Stucke, Maurice E., When a Monopolist Deceives (July 17, 2010). Antitrust Law Journal , Vol. 76, No. 3, p. 823, 2010; University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 118. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1644734

Maurice E. Stucke (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )

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Knoxville, TN 37996
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