United States v. South-Eastern Underwriters
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322 U.S. 533 (1944)
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U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. South-Eastern Underwriters, 322 U.S. 533 (1944)
United States v. South-Eastern Underwriters Association
Argued January 11, 1944
Decided June 5, 1944
322 U.S. 533
APPEAL FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
1. A fire insurance company which conducts a substantial part of its business transactions across state lines is engaged in "commerce among the several States," and subject to regulation by Congress under the Commerce Clause. P. 322 U. S. 539.
2. A conspiracy to restrain interstate trade and commerce by fixing and maintaining arbitrary and noncompetitive premium rates on fire and allied lines of insurance, and a conspiracy to monopolize interstate trade and commerce in such lines of insurance, held violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act. P. 322 U. S. 553.