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Securities Regulation Keyed to Coffee
Gordon v. New York Stock Exchange
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On behalf of himself and a group of small investors, Gordon filed suit questioning a myriad of guidelines and procedures of the American Stock Exchange, the NYSE, and two member firms of the exchanges. One of the procedures mentioned was the use of static rates of commission for sales and securities which Gordon purported violated the Sherman Act’s antitrust requirements. The district court granted summary judgment to the defendants, with the court of appeals affirming. The Supreme Court granted certiorari to assess the questioning of the static commission rate only.
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