Threading American Needle: Defining a Narrow Relevant Market for Rule of Reason Analysis in Sports Antitrust Cases

Hance, Tim
June 2011
Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal;Fall2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p247
Academic Journal
The article discusses the facts in U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case American Needle Inc. versus (v.) National Football League (NFL). It explores how the court used its rule of reason test in the context of sports. It examines various judgments that evaluate the agreements of sports leagues under antitrust law.


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