December 1, 2009

House Judiciary Committee To Consider Leegin Repeal Legislation

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), has announced that the Committee will meet to consider H.R. 3190 (the “Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act of 2009”) tomorrow.  The bill would reverse the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., 551 U.S. 887 (2007)Leegin overruled a 1911 Supreme Court decision holding that resale price maintenance was per se illegal.  Under Leegin, resale price maintenance would be judged under the rule of reason. 

The notice of the markup can be found here.

The Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy passed the bill by voice vote on July 30, 2009. 

For further information on the legislative history of the bill, see our earlier post here.

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