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    Violations of the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act

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    Why might a firm charged with violating the Clayton Act, Section 7, try arguing that the products sold by the merged firms are in separate markets? Why might a firm charged with violating Section 2 of the Sherman Act try convincing the court that none of its behavior in achieving and maintaining its monopoly was illegal?

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    The Clayton Act was enacted to remedy certain weaknesses in the Sherman Antitrust Act. While the Sherman Antitrust Act focuses specifically on monopolies which restrain trade, the Clayton Act targets all behavior which harms consumers by restricting ...

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    Violations of section 2 of the Sherman Act and section 7 of the Clayton Act.