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significant antitrust cases in the United States

There are many significant antitrust cases in the United States. The most significant cases involve firms such as Microsoft, AT&T, Standard Oil, and Major League Baseball. A professor at St. Olaf College and established a website that is a good resource for a list of antitrust cases:

The Antitrust Case Browser

Take a few moments to visit this website. You can also see a summary of the key antitrust statutes (Sherman Act (1890), Clayton Act (1914), and FTC Act (1914) on the site. Since this website was last updated in 2004, some of the more recent cases are not listed. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) also maintains a list of antitrust case filings:

DOJ Antitrust Case Filings

For this SLP assignment, white a 2-3 page essay on the following questions:

1. Pick an antitrust case that interests you. You can use the above two links or do your own research on some other prominent cases. Describe the case and explain how the firm violated U.S. antitrust law.

2. Do you agree with the decision? Why or why not?

3. Do the think the government should play an active role in keeping markets competitive? Why or why not?

SLP Assignment Expectations:

Use concepts from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resources you can find from the cyberlibrary or other internet search engines. Please be sure to cite all sources within the text and a reference list at the end of the paper

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For this SLP assignment, white a 2-3 page essay on the following questions:

1. Pick an antitrust case that interests you. You can use the above two links or do your own research on some other prominent cases. Describe the case and explain how the firm violated U.S. antitrust law.

2. Do you agree with the decision? Why or why not?

3. Do the think the government should play an active role in keeping markets competitive? Why or why not?
The antitrust case that interests me is United States v. Microsoft. This suit was filed by the Department of Justice against Microsoft under the Sherman Antitrust Act. The DOJ accused Microsoft of abusing monopoly power in personal computer in the bundling together of its operating system sales with web browser sales. The question before the court was if Microsoft was allowed to bundle its web browser the Internet Explorer along with its operating system Microsoft Windows. The allegation was that every copy of the Windows operating system had with it a copy of the Internet Explorer ...

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