State Action Doctrine
Parker v. Brown
The leading case proclaiming the State Action doctrine, which holds that state-mandated or -directed restraints are exempted from antitrust liability.
ABA Antitrust Section, Exemption and Immunities Committee: State Action Doctrine Page
Freedom Holdings, Inc. v. Spitzer
This decision (2d.Cir. 01-06-2004) presents complex state action issues relating to allegations that the State of New York created a cartel among domestic cigarette companies when it passed laws to enforce a nationwide 1998 tobacco settlement.
Muris Speech Discussing FTC’s State Action Task Force (Looking Forward: The Federal Trade Commission and the Future Development of U.S. Competition Policy
Report of the State Action Task Force: Recommendations to Clarify and Reaffirm the Original Purposes of the State Action Doctrine To Help Ensure That Robust Competition Continues to Protect Consumers (September 2003)
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