Forever Living Products v. Blannter, 1986 WL 969 (D. Arizona 1986) (Not Reported)

Forever Living Products v. Blannter

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The Court found that a company can be liable under the anti-trust laws for prohibiting its distributors from carrying competing products, but that the regular prerequisites in an anti-trust action apply in the MLM industry just like any other. To run afoul of the Sherman and Clayton Acts, a company's actions must result in an injury to competition. Because Forever Living held such a small segment of the market in question, the court held that it could not exercise its market power to injure competition.

Full case and summary are available online at: http://www.mlmlegal.com/legal-cases/ForeverLivingProducts_v_Blannter.php

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Reference Info:Federal, 9th Circuit, Arizona | United States

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