Re: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Ruling

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 05:30:39 MDT

Zero Powers wrote:
> >From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
> >
> >Literally by your intepretation, yes, however the US has never brought
> >an anti-trust suit against a foreign company.
> Wrong again. The US sues foreign companies *all the time* under the Sherman
> Act. The first time it was done successfully was way back in 1945 in the
> case of US v. Alcoa (148 F.2d 416). Alcoa was a Canadian corporation which
> was sued for acts committed *entirely* outside the borders of the US. As
> long as your business has a sufficient impact on trade in the US, it simply
> doesn't matter where you are based or where you do business. There is
> really no dispute about it.

Alcoa: ALuminum COmpany of America..... hardly Canadian.

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