Plaintiff brought suit against defendant on renewal notes aggregating about $114,000, the notes representing an accumulated debt on defendant's purchases of cans over a six-year period. Defendant alleged discriminatory quantity discounts in violation of the Robinson-Patman Act. This violation was urged as a defense on two theories: (1) that it denied any recovery of the purchase price, or (2) that it denied, at the least, the recovery of the amount of discrimination which, it was alleged, substantially represented the amount of the notes. The Supreme Court of Florida rejected the defense. Held, affirmed. Four justices dissented. Bruce's Juices, Inc. v. American Can Company, (U.S. 1947) 67 S. Ct. 1015.
Richard L. Eckhart,
TRADE RESTRAINTS--VIOLATION OF ROBINSON-PATMAN ACT AS A DEFENSE TO SUIT FOR PURCHASE PRICE OF GOODS,
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