Associations and Antitrust: An Update After Osborn

Associations and Antitrust: An Update After Osborn

dunn_ November 3, 2017 By: Alvin Dunn

Nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to rule in a case claiming antitrust violations by associations, questions remain about whether association rules can be considered a conspiracy. But there’s little indication that associations are more exposed to antitrust lawsuits than they were before the case arose.

Last December, the U.S. Supreme Court was set to hear a case that could have had significant implications for associations. But then the Court abruptly pulled the plug and dismissed the case before hearing oral argument, leaving associations to ponder what impact, if any, the case will have....