Repatching the Quilt: An Update on State RPM Laws
Almost seven years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a nearly century-old precedent that had condemned resale price maintenance (RPM) agreements as per se illegal. Federal law now judges such agreements under the Rule of Reason, but their status under state law is far from uniform. In the latest of a continuing series of updates on state RPM law published in The Antitrust Source, Michael Lindsay describes the status of state law overall (including the Colgate doctrine and dual distribution), and he reports specifically on developments in California, Kansas, and Illinois. To read this article, click here.