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dc.contributor.authorMenz, Michael Bernd
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:59:38Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:59:38Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.identifier.othermenz_michael_b_200208_llm
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/menz_michael_b_200208_llm
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29266
dc.description.abstractThe thesis revisits antitrust law’s intra-enterprise conspiracy doctrine in the context of affiliated corporations. After an analysis of the doctrine, its tension with the inevitable cooperation in a corporate group, and the reasons for its rejection in a limited setting by the Supreme Court, the paper goes on to explore the groundings for a broader solution. It clarifies how far the lower courts have extended the Supreme Court’s rationale and suggests a consistent standard as to when corporate groups form a single economic unit for purposes of section 1 of the Sherman Act. According to this standard, courts should assess on a case-by-case basis whether a parent corporation can control its subsidiary. There should be a rebuttable presumption for the existence of such potential control when the parent owns a majority of the subsidiary’s voting and common stock. To the contrary, when a parent owns less than a majority the rebuttable presumption should be that the corporations have conspiratorial capacity for antitrust purposes.
dc.languageThe intra-enterprise conspiracy doctrine as applied to affiliated corporations under section 1 of the Sherman Act
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAntitrust Law
dc.subjectSherman Act section 1
dc.subjectIntra-enterprise conspiracy doctrine
dc.subjectCapacity to conspire
dc.subjectAffiliated corporations
dc.subjectCorporate groups
dc.subjectParent corporation
dc.subjectSubsidiary
dc.subjectSingle economic unit
dc.subjectControl
dc.subjectPotential Control
dc.subjectUnity of interest
dc.titleThe intra-enterprise conspiracy doctrine as applied to affiliated corporations under section 1 of the Sherman Act
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeLLM
dc.description.departmentLaw
dc.description.majorLaw
dc.description.advisorJames F. Ponsoldt
dc.description.committeeJames F. Ponsoldt
dc.description.committeeFredrick W. Huszagh


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