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Texaco Inc. v. Dagher

Docket No.: 04-805
Certiorari Granted: Jun 27 2005
Argued: January 10, 2006
Decided: February 28, 2006
Consolidated with: CONSOLIDATED WITH 04-814 FOR ONE HOUR ORAL ARGUMENT.

Topics:

Economic Activity, Antitrust

PartyNames: Texaco Inc. v. Fouad N. Dagher, et al.
Petitioner: Shell Oil Company
Respondent: Fouad N. Dagher, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Shell Oil Company
v.
Fouad N. Dagher, et al.
547 U.S. 1 (2006)
Question Presented:

Whether it is per se illegal concerted action under Section 1 of the Sherman Act for an economically integrated joint venture to set the selling price of its own products.

Question:

Does Section 1 of the Sherman Act always prohibit a lawful joint venture from setting the prices at which its goods will be sold?

Holding: reversed
Vote: 8-0
Recused: Alito
Opinion By:
Read TEXACO INC. V. DAGHER opinion (PDF)
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