Hawaii v. Standard Oil Co. of California - 405 U.S. 251 (1972)
U.S. Supreme Court
Hawaii v. Standard Oil Co. of California, 405 U.S. 251 (1972)
Hawaii v. Standard Oil Co. of California
Argued October 21, 1971
Decided March 1, 1972
405 U.S. 251
Section 4 of the Clayton Act does not authorize a State to sue for damages for an injury to it general economy allegedly attributable to a violation of the antitrust laws. Pp. 405 U. S. 257-266.
431 F.2d 1282, affirmed.
MARSHALL, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and STEWART, WHITE, And BLACKMUN, JJ., joined. DOUGLAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion post, p. 405 U. S. 266. BRENNAN, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which DOUGLAS, J., joined, post, p. 405 U. S. 270. POWELL and REHNQUIST, JJ., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.