In This Presentation:
- Value of Market Research Programs to Associations
- Antitrust Laws Applied to Information Exchanges and Benchmarking
– Recent Developments:
- Case Study
- Best Practices and Practical Applications
- Excerpt from: Antitrust Laws Applied to Information Exchanges and Benchmarking:
- U.S. Antitrust Laws Overview:
- Federal Laws
- The U.S. federal antitrust statutes of principal concern are Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTC Act”). Section 1 of the Sherman Act prohibits all contracts, combinations, and conspiracies that unreasonably restrain trade. Section 2 of the Sherman Act prohibits monopolization and attempted monopolization. Section 5 of the FTC Act prohibits unfair methods of competition. U.S. antitrust laws apply to conduct outside the U.S. that has an effect on trade or commerce in the U.S.
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