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14. ANTITRUST (15 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.)

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Introductory Comment

These sources may be helpful:

American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Sample Jury Instructions in Civil Antitrust Cases (A.B.A., Chicago, Ill., 2005). This source contains instructions for Sherman Act § 1 and § 2 and antitrust patent instructions. In addition, the American Bar Association Section on Antitrust Law has compiled antitrust jury instructions that have been used in trials, which can be accessed at:

Kevin F. O’Malley et al., Federal Jury Practice and Instructions, ch. 150 Antitrust—Private Action (5th ed. 2001).

Fifth Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions (Civil) (2006), Instructions 6.1 and 6.2, pp. 65–71. Instruction 6.1 deals with Sherman Act § 1, price fixing, including alternative "Rule of Reason" instruction. Instruction 6.2 deals with tying agreements—defense of justification. The instructions can be accessed at:

Eleventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions—Civil Cases (2005), Federal Claims Instructions 3.1 and 3.2, pp. 186–205. Instruction 3.1 covers conspiracy to fix prices and includes an alternative "Rule of Reason" instruction. Instruction 3.2 covers tying agreements. The instructions can be accessed at:

Leonard B. Sand, Modern Federal Jury Instructions (Matthew Bender, 2001 ), ch. 79, ¶ ¶ 79.01–79.08 (Restraint of Trade); ch. 80, ¶ ¶ 80.01–80.03 (Monopolization); ch. 81, ¶ ¶ 81.01–81.04 (Patent Based Antitrust Claims).