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Civil Procedure Keyed to Babcock
Matsushita Elec. Indus. Co. v. Zenith Radio Corp.
Citation:475 U.S. 574 (1986)
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Plaintiffs represented by Zenith are suing over 20 Japanese-owned companies represented by Defendant Matsushita for allegedly engaging in predatory pricing in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Plaintiff Zenith claims that Defendants conspired to sell their products at extremely low prices, at a loss to Defendants, in order to run American manufacturers of the same goods out of business and thereafter gain a monopoly over the American market. The district court granted Defendant’s motion for summary judgement and Plaintiff Zenith appealed. The court of appeals reversed, finding that a factfinder could have inferred that the Defendants were part of a conspiracy to lower prices in the American market to drive American companies out. The Defendants appealed to the United States Supreme Court which granted certiorari.
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