Administrative Monopoly: The State Action Doctrine under U.S. Antitrust Law


The State Action Doctrine exempts anticompetitive conduct from the U.S. antitrust laws, if certain conditions are met. This paper discusses the exemption, particularly its limits, from the perspective of its historical and Constitutional background. It demonstrates that this doctrine does not support any exclusion of administrative monopolies from the prohibitions of China's Anti-Monopoly Law.

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Yee Wah Chin
Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

Yee Wah Chin specializes in antitrust counseling and litigation. She has defended clients before... View Profile »

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