Charles A. Ramsay Co. v. Associated Bill Posters
260 U.S. 501 (1923)

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Charles A. Ramsay Co. v. Associated Bill Posters, 260 U.S. 501 (1923)

Charles A. Ramsay Co. v. Associated Bill Posters

of United States and Canada

Nos. 100, 101

Submitted November 15, 1922

Decided January 2, 1923

260 U.S. 501

Syllabus

1. A combination of many bill posters throughout the United States and Canada to destroy competition in the business of posting bills and secure a monopoly by limiting and restricting commerce in posters to channels dictated by them, to exclude others from the trade, and to enrich themselves by demanding noncompetitive prices held violative of the Anti-Trust Act. P. 260 U. S. 511.

2. Solicitors of advertising, for customers in many states, who prepared, designed, purchased, and sold posters and caused them to be displayed by local bill posters in many places throughout the Union and Canada, and whose business suffered from the above-mentioned combination, were entitled to sue the alleged conspirators for triple damages under the Anti-Trust Act. P. 260 U. S. 511.

271 F. 140 reversed.

Error to judgments of the circuit court of appeals affirming judgments of the district court which sustained demurrers and dismissed the complaints in two actions for triple damages under the Sherman Act.

Page 260 U. S. 509

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