May 14, 2020

Robinson-Patman Act

Robinson-Patman Act

How Sellers Can Live With the Robinson-Patman Act
      Irving Scher, 41(2): 533–54 (Feb. 1986)
This Article explores the many techniques available to suppliers by which special pricing or promotional treatment can be afforded to one or a limited number of customers, but which are totally outside the coverage of the Robinson- Patman Act, and those practices that, although subject to the statute, can nevertheless be successfully defended in a private suit.

Current Significant Issues Under the Robinson-Patman Act
      Paul H. LaRue, 44(4): 1293–1305 (Aug. 1989)
Because the Robinson-Patman Act continues to be privately enforced, prudence dictates that sellers take it into account when they make pricing decisions. This Article is intended to provide the seller with guidance on four still- controversial matters under the act: (i) predatory pricing; (ii) rebuttability of the inference of injury in FTC v. Morton Salt Co ., 334 U.S. 37 (1948); (iii) functional discounts; and (iv) potential damages liability to a buyer- plaintiff.