The steps which have recently been taken, both through federal and state legislation, to regulate trade practices by outlawing what have been denominated "unfair methods of competition" have brought to the fore a problem that has vexed lawyers and legal writers for a long time. The question is whether a competitor who has been injured as a result of a rival's use of one of the condemned methods of competition can maintain any action either at law or in equity against the wrongdoer. Contrary to what has always been the practice in drafting so-called "anti-trust" laws, the legislation dealing with unfair competition does not embody any provisions relating to suits by private persons injured by conduct which violates those statutes.
Grover C. Grismore,
ARE UNFAIR METHODS OF COMPETITION ACTIONABLE AT THE SUIT OF A COMPETITOR?,
Mich. L. Rev.
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