A companion to Business Law Monographs, Volume A2, Distribution Practices, this volume discusses legal and illegal corporate pricing practices under the federal antitrust laws. Included are discussions of vertical and horizontal price fixing, predatory pricing, price discrimination, and the potential for criminal liability.
Business Law Monographs, Pricing Practices, is arranged so as to enable the practitioner to readily locate the various price practices of interest which may give rise to antitrust liability. A corporation's pricing practices can be fraught with antitrust danger. If a firm combines with or coerces others to fix the price of goods and services, the result can be criminal or civil liability based on an illegal price fixing combination. Moreover, while price fixing combinations most often come to mind when pricing liability is considered, a single firm that acts independently can still run afoul of the antitrust laws when its pricing policies result in illegal predatory pricing. Also, a single firm must also be careful in discriminating as to price among its customers, since such discrimination may result in a violation of the Robinson-Patman Act. There are, in addition, many state laws that concern pricing practices, some of which are analogous to federal laws and some of which are not. State law is not within the scope of this monograph.
Designed as a handy reference tool, Business Law Monographs, Pricing Practices, is a valuable source of reference for the antitrust practitioner who is seeking ready answers to specific antitrust problems involving pricing practices.