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California Motor Transportation Co. v. Trucking Unlimited

404 U.S. 508 (1972)

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California Motor Transportation Co. v. Trucking Unlimited

United States Supreme Court

404 U.S. 508 (1972)

Facts

Trucking Unlimited (plaintiff) and California Motor Transportation Co. (California Motor) (defendant) were competitor highway carriers operating in California. Trucking Unlimited filed applications with regulatory agencies to obtain operating rights. California Motor systematically opposed all of Trucking Unlimited’s applications in hopes that forcing Trucking Unlimited to spend time and money in administrative and judicial proceedings would convince Trucking Unlimited to abandon its applications. Trucking Unlimited sued California Motor in federal district court under § 4 of the Clayton Act, accusing California Motor of monopolizing the market for the transportation of goods in violation of antitrust laws. The district court dismissed Trucking Unlimited’s complaint for failure to state a cause of action. The court of appeals reversed, and California Motor appealed, arguing that its actions were protected by its First Amendment right to petition the government.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Douglas, J.)

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