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Sherman Antitrust Act

Learn about the basics of the Sherman Antitrust Act and antitrust violations.


The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 helped regulate monopoly industries in the 1800s, such as the oil and railroad industries. Even though railroad monopolies aren’t as big of a problem in the United States as they once were, the impact of antitrust laws can still be felt today in the professional and amateur sports industry. Let’s take a detailed look at the Sherman Act in the context of sports law.

I. Sherman Antitrust Act

Under the Sherman Act, it is illegal to monopolize or attempt to...