The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) now provides free access to its award-winning film Fair Fight in the Marketplace. AAI President Diana Moss stated, “AAI is excited to make Fair Fight in the Marketplace easily accessible to the public on our website. The film has proved to be the leading, unique medium for educating the public and private companies about the importance of the antitrust laws in the U.S.”
The film and educational program that accompanied it were funded by a grant from the California Vitamins Cases Consumer Settlement Fund, which resulted from private cases following the successful criminal prosecution of the infamous vitamins cartel. The year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the settlement agreement in which seven of the world’s largest drug companies agreed to pay more than $1.1 billion dollars to compensate victims of the vitamins cartel. The agreement was believed at the time to be the largest civil settlement ever reached in an antitrust class action.
Fair Fight in the Marketplace has been used by dozens of high schools, universities, and companies for educational and compliance training purposes. “The film is an excellent tool for making antitrust law more accessible, and that goal is just as important today as it was in 2006, when AAI began this project,” said Randy Stutz, AAI Vice President for Legal Advocacy.
AAI has been at the forefront of advocating for stronger antitrust enforcement for over two decades. Fair Fight in the Marketplace was designed, among other things, to provide a practical explanation of antitrust and how it can be useful to people in their everyday lives. It also seeks to improve understanding of the government’s role in implementing antitrust law and trying to assure fair business practices, and it encourages effective and informed civic decision making about law and public policy as they relate to competition and market fairness.
To view the half-hour film in its entirely, users can now navigate to the Fair Fight Film page on the AAI website.