This general overview of federal antitrust law concentrates on basic substantive areas of the Sherman and Clayton Acts such as:
- horizontal restraints of trade including price-fixing, boycotts, bid-rigging, allocations of customers and territories, and trade associations;
- vertical restraints including resale price maintenance, allocation of territories, exclusive distributorships, tying and termination dealers;
- monopolization and attempts to monopolize under Section 2 of the Sherman Act; and,
- mergers (horizontal, vertical and conglomerate) under the Clayton Act, Section 7.