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Monopolization & Vertical Restraints

Vertical restraints and other business strategies may, depending on the facts, intensify competition, have anticompetitive effects, or even constitute monopolization. CRA helps clients, competition agencies, and the courts understand the true nature and impact of such conduct. We have analyzed loyalty rebates, alleged predatory pricing, and a wide array of actual or alleged vertical restraints. To this end we rigorously apply the modern economics of contracting, other elements of modern microeconomics, and appropriate statistical and econometric tools, such as contract simulation, critical elasticity studies, cost-justification assessments, and market surveys.

Engagements

  • 01
    Antitrust tying, monopolization and refusal to deal in the high-technology industry
    CRA Vice President Dr. Timothy Snail advised counsel to Brooks Automation, a semiconductor automation provider, and testified at deposition on economic issues...
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  • 02
    Automobile financing alleged monopolization
    CRA consultants advised counsel to Credit Acceptance Corporation (CAC) in defending litigation regarding alleged monopolization in the used automobile...
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  • 03
    Allegations of monopolization and conspiracy
    In a class action alleging monopolization and conspiracy to allocate customers and geographic markets among medical waste services providers, CRA staff was...
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