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Antitrust law in the United States intersects with franchise law in a number of complex ways. Falling afoul of antitrust law can be costly-antitrust violations give rise to treble damages and, in the extreme, even criminal penalties. Further, the antitrust principles governing franchise relationships are in a state of transition. The upshot is that careful attention to emerging antitrust norms is critical for students of franchise law.


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