National Football League v. Ninth Inning, Inc.

U.S. Supreme Court

Question(s) Presented

1. Whether an agreement among the members of a joint venture on how best to distribute the venture’s 11 jointly created core product may be condemned under the Sherman Act without requiring the plaintiff to establish that defendants harmed competition in a properly defined antitrust market?

2. Whether, notwithstanding this Court’s decision in Illinois Brick, antitrust damages claims may be brought by indirect purchasers who do not allege that they paid a price fixed by the alleged conspirators?

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