Monopolization Under The Sherman Act

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. Monopoly power is not enough by itself and purposeful act requirement or prohibited market behavior must also be present.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are defenses to monopolization practices?
What other factors are considered in determining whether a monopoly is present?
What are anticompetitive conduct that should be highlighted to prove that there is a monopolist involved?

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