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Section 1 – Trusts, restraint of trade

The first section of the Sherman Antitrust Act targets specific business conduct that is anticompetitive by nature. The text of the first provision reads: "Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal."

2019-09-15

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What is the Sherman Act?

The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 (15 U.S.C. § 1-7) has been one of the most enduring pieces of legislation in the nation’s history. Passed in an effort to protect consumers from collusive anti-competitive behavior by market participants, the statutes are still applied over a century later to prohibit agreements that unreasonably restrain market competition.

2019-09-02

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