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Woodman's Food v. Clorox

American Bar Association

Feb
2
2016

Date: February 2, 2016

Time: 1:00PM

Location: Teleconference

Topics

  • Woodman's Food v. Clorox: Does Package Size Constitute a Promotional Service Under the Robinson-Patman Act?
     

The Woodman's Food Market v. Clorox litigation has drawn enormous attention. The district court's interpretation of the Robinson-Patman Act calls into question not only manufacturers' ability to offer different package sizes of their products to different outlets, but also the long-established Colgate doctrine that sellers may choose with whom they do business. The case is now on appeal in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus brief urging reversal and advocating a narrow view of Section 2(e) of the Robinson-Patman Act.

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Speakers

Professional Cropped Lomax Dionne Mintz

Dionne Lomax

Moderator

Dionne Lomax is an antitrust trial attorney with experience at the US Department of Justice. She uses that experience to represent clients facing DOJ and Federal Trade Commission scrutiny. Dionne advises Mintz clients on antitrust issues related to mergers, joint ventures, and other collaborations.

Julie Goshorn

Speaker

Federal Trade Commission

David Kesselman

Speaker

Kesselman, Brantly & Stockinger LLP

Chuck Webb

Speaker

Walmart