Syllabus for Antitrust Law Class
Last Revision: 04/12/06 

Note: ALL ASSIGNMENTS TENTATIVE UNTIL END OF IMMEDIATELY PRIOR CLASS SESSION 
Page assignments refer to original pages in Goetz & McChesney, Antitrust Law, 3rd ed. 

JavaScript Calendar for Current 3 Months

 
Mo. Day MTW Start End

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1 24 Tue 1 12 The Law & Economics of Antitrust. Cournotia, Bertrandia, Rivalistic Behavior.
1 25 Wed 12 24 Last reading cont'd.  Monopolization: Aspen Skiing, Refusals to Deal
1 26 Thu 24 39 Vertical Restraints: Graphics Products, Copperweld, Lawyering Errors.
1 31 Tue 39 58 Horizontal Conspiracy: Rothery, Note on Market Power and Filters.
2 1 Wed 58 75 Mergers: Waste Management, Balancing Errors. Special Requirements: Mid-Michigan.  Pigeonholing.
2 2 Thu 76 98 Ch.2.  The Mechanics of Price-fixing. Normative Pros and Cons. Classic Cases.
2 7 Tue 98 120 Per se: Madison Oil, Fashion Originators' Guild, Topco
2 8 Wed 120 138 Rule of Reason: Chi. Bd. Of Trade; Professional Engineers. Reformulations: Broadcast Music
2 9 Thu 139 166

NCAA, Price-fixing Jury Instructions, Pacific Stationery, Indiana Dentists, Boycott Jury Instructions

2 14 Tue 166 186

Reaffirmations: Maricopa, Trial Lawyers, Palmer. Presumption-Based Analysis: California Dental

2 15 Wed 187 199 Polk Brothers, Polygram
2 16 Thu 200 219

Applicability: DELTA Rescue, Brown University

2 21 Tue 219 248 Matsushita, Reynolds problem, Beachner, Sargent. Settlements.
2 22 Wed 248 274 VVL Complaint. Conspiracy to Monopolize (VVL). Classic cases re info exchanges.
2 23 Thu 274 304 Recent info cases. Oligopoly: Tuscaloosa.
2 28 Tue 305 331 Facilitating Devices: Catalano. Horiz. vs. Vertical: Toys 'R Us.  Ch. 3: Alcoa
3 1 Wed 332 338 The Dominant Firm Model.  (Small number of pages, but very "dense" reading!)
3 2 Thu No class scheduled (if no prior "snow day" cancellations)
3 7 Tue

Spring Break

3 8 Wed
3 9 Thu
3 14 Tue 338 379 Grinnell, Blue Cross. Note on Substitutes. Amer. Key. Exclusionary Conduct: Shoe Machinery
3 15 Wed 379 411 Attempt: Abcor.  Predatory Conduct: AA Poultry, Brooke Group.
3 16 Thu 411 438 Theories of Predation. Town of Concord, Florida Fuels.
3 21 Tue 438 463

Dupont (Ethyl). Review Exercises: Vermiculite monopolization claim, Jury Instructions on Monopolization

3 22 Wed 463 477 Review Exercises cont'd: Microsoft
3 23 Thu 478 504 Introduction. Dr. Miles.  U-Haul Contract, Day v. Taylor.
3 28 Tue 504 533 Colgate doctrine. Albrecht, Paschall, State Oil. Sylvania, Visa.
3 29 Wed

533

574 St. Martin. Vertical Territorial Allocation Jury Instructions. Monsanto, Bus. Electronics, Sportmart. OSC v. Apple.
3 30 Thu 574 592 Murrow Furniture. Ch. 6: Intro.  International Salt, Chicken Delight, Notes.
4 4 Tue 592 627 Recent Tying Cases.  Jefferson Parish, Town Sound, Kodak, Microsoft.
4 5 Wed 628 658 Exclusive Dealing. Standard Stations, Tampa Electric, Roland, Parikh, Elzinga-Hogarty Test.
4 6 Thu 659 674 Menasha.  Review Exercises.
4 11 Tue 675 704

Ch. 7. Classic Cases

4 12 Wed 704 711

And read Merger Guidelines in Appendix

4 13 Thu 711 731 Public enforcement cases
4 18 Tue 731 757 Private enforcement cases. Joint ventures: Dagher
4 19 Wed 758 780 Ch. 8.  Standing.
4 20 Thu 781 804 Todorov #2.  State Action cases.
4 25 Tue

805

838 Petitioning Immunity.  Domestic Jurisdiction.
4 26 Wed 839 874 Foreign Jurisdiction
4 27 Thu