From our private database of 14,100+ case briefs...
United States v. Waste Management, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
743 F.2d 976 (1984)
Waste Management, Inc. (WMI) (defendant) acquired EMW Ventures, Inc. (EMW) (defendant). The United States government (plaintiff) brought suit under the Clayton Act, alleging that the merger was anticompetitive. After the acquisition, WMI’s market share in the trash collection business in Dallas County, the relevant geographic area, was 48.8 percent. The district court treated this market share as prima facie evidence that the merger was illegal. The evidence before the district court demonstrated that entry into the relevant market was easy, both for entrepreneurs who could decide to start new trash-collection businesses and for existing trash collectors who could expand their service area into Dallas County. However, the court concluded that ease of entry was not sufficient to rebut the prima facie showing of illegality. The district court thus concluded that the acquisition violated the Clayton Act. WMI and EMW appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Winter, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 220,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.