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United States v. Aluminum Co. of America
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
91 F.Supp. 333 (1950)
In 1945, the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) (defendant) was found to have been a monopoly engaged in exclusionary conduct in violation of § 2 of the Sherman Act. The remedy phase of the case was delayed until after the end of World War II. By this time, Alcoa controlled less than half of the aluminum industry and competed with manufacturers of rival metals. The government (plaintiff) requested that Alcoa be broken into two separate companies.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Knox, J.)
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