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The defendant below, Union Oil Company, is a major oil company engaged in the refining and marketing of petroleum products. It distributes products to the retail outlets that it serves directly, known as direct-served dealers, as well as to independent wholesalers, known as jobbers. The jobbers in turn distribute the products to retail outlets, or "jobber-served dealers." Barnosky is a Union jobber in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Count One of the complaint alleges that Union exercised its control over the use of its brands, trade names and trademarks to facilitate a horizontal customer and territorial allocation in violation of section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. ? 1. Count Two alleges that Union also violated section 1 of the Sherman Act by requiring Barnosky to cease selling gasoline to a customer that discounted gasoline at the retail level. Count Three of the complaint alleges that Union imposed exclusive dealing arrangements on its direct-served dealers, in violation of section 1 of the Sherman Act and section 3 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. ? 14. Count Four alleges price discrimination in violation of section 2(a) of the Robinson-Patman Act, 15 U.S.C. ? 13(a). Finally, Count Five alleges that Unions conduct also violated the Michigan antitrust laws, which parallel federal law.

GENRE
Professioneel en technisch
UITGEGEVEN
1981
24 november
TAAL
EN
Engels
LENGTE
34
Pagina's
UITGEVER
LawApp Publishers
GROOTTE
74,2
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