Restraints of Trade in the Building Industry

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Barriers to Revival of the Building Industry

Since the beginning of its drive against restraints of trade in the construction industry last autumn, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice has obtained 81 indictments involving manufacturers, contractors, trade associations and labor unions. Thirteen defendants have already agreed to consent decrees, and live have pleaded nolo contendere to charges of criminal violation of the antitrust laws. The remaining cases are awaiting trial.

Supreme Court rulings on the basic issues of antitrust prosecutions in the construction industry were ...

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