S.2772 - A bill to assist in the fair and effective enforcement of the antitrust laws.97th Congress (1981-1982)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Gorton, Slade [R-WA] (Introduced 07/26/1982)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/26/1982 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.2772 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/26/1982)
Amends the Clayton Act to permit a State, or its political subdivision, or the United States to institute an action to recover damages for price fixing, even though they were not direct purchasers. Permits a State attorney general to institute such an action on behalf of a natural person who was not a direct purchaser.
Entitles a defendant in an antitrust action to prove as a partial or complete defense that the plaintiff has passed on to others all or part of the damages claimed. Authorizes the court to award a reasonable attorney's fee to a prevailing defendant in such an action upon finding that the plaintiff has acted in bad faith.