Sherman Antitrust Act

The Sherman Antitrust Act prevents two different activities. The Sherman Act prevents the use of agreements that unreasonably restrain trade as well as preventing the monopolization of the market by few competitors. The purpose of the Sherman Act prevents monopolization and unfair restraints of trade in an effort to preserve business practices.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is an agreement proven under section 1 of the Sherman Act?
How is a restraint of trade proven under section 1 of the Sherman Act?
What are defenses to monopolization practices?
How is the antitrust jurisdiction requirement met for international matters?

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