U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied


Questions Presented

(1) whether the Seventh Circuit erred in holding that a refusal-to-deal claim under § 2 of the Sherman Act may proceed despite the presence of valid business justifications for the refusal, in direct conflict with Trinko and decisions of the Second, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits; and

(2) whether the Seventh Circuit erred in allowing a plaintiff to avoid the limitations on a § 2 refusal-todeal claim by reframing it as some other form of anticompetitive conduct, such as tying, in direct conflict with Linkline and decisions of the Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits.

Case Updates

Cert. petition denied

June 28, 2021

U.S. Chamber urges Supreme Court to grant review and confirm that refusal-to-deal claims should be dismissed on the pleadings where the complaint itself reveals that the defendant’s conduct has a rational, procompetitive purpose

October 13, 2020

Click here to view the amicus brief. Steffen N. Johnson of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

Previously, the U.S. Chamber filed two amicus briefs when this case was before the Seventh Circuit.

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