Indirect-Purchaser Doctrine

Indirect-Purchaser Doctrine

Definition

The rule that an indirect purchaser who buys from someone who paid a cartel price cannot sue the cartelist, even if the direct purchaser passed along the cartelist’s inflated price. Also known as the Illinois Brick doctrine, the indirect-purchaser doctrine was first recognized by the Supreme Court in Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois, 431 U.S. 720 (1977).

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