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S 429 - Civil Actions Regarding Price-Fixing - Key Vote

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Legislation - Conference Report Rejected (House) (175-225) -

Title: Civil Actions Regarding Price-Fixing

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that allows a judge or jury in a civil case to consider whether a contract, combination, or conspiracy to curtail or eliminate price competition has occurred when there is "sufficient evidence" of such price fixing.

Highlights:
-Specifies that "sufficient evidence" includes evidence that a seller of goods or services (Sec. 3):
    -received from a competitor a request or demand to take steps to engage in price fixing, and -terminated the claimant as a buyer with the "major cause" being the aforementioned request or demand to engage in price fixing.
-Specifies that such "major cause" shall be determined to exist if there is evidence of the following (Sec. 3):
    -the seller acquiesced to the request or demand to engage in price fixing, or -the seller threatened or took actions to curtail or eliminate price competition by the claimant or other sellers in addition to the termination of the claimant as a buyer.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Civil Actions Regarding Price-Fixing

Sponsors

  • Howard M. Metzenbaum (OH - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Brock Adams (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel Kahikina Akaka Sr. (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lloyd Milliard Bentsen Jr. (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph Robinette 'Joe' Biden Jr. (DE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeff Bingaman (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Bradley (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Quentin N. Burdick (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Cranston (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alfonse M. 'Al' D'Amato (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher J. 'Chris' Dodd (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Exon (NE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Slade Gorton (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel Robert 'Bob' Graham (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel K. Inouye (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Forbes Kerry (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert H. 'Herb' Kohl (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph I. 'Joe' Lieberman (CT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank H. Murkowski (AK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Claiborne 'Clay' Pell (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles S. Robb (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Warren B. Rudman (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Sasser (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Simon (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul D. Wellstone (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tim Wirth (CO - D) (Out Of Office)