Kansas Enacts Legislation Making Resale Price Maintenance Subject To The Rule Of Reason

Posted by : Matthew Wild | On : April 22, 2013

Overruling the recent Kansas Supreme Court decision in  O’Brien v. Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc.  discussed in the May 8, 2012 Post, the Kansas legislature has mandated that resale price maintenance is subject to the rule of reason.  This legislation is remarkable in light of all the uproar over the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Leegin Creative Leather Products v. PSKS, 127 S.Ct. 2705 (2007), that made resale price maintenance subject to the rule of reason.  For example, as discussed in previous posts of May 4, 2009 and October 29, 2009, the Maryland legislature enacted the first Leegin repealer statute making resale price maintenance per se unlawful and 41 state attorneys general have urged Congress to repeal Leegin.

Author: Matthew S. Wild, Wild Law Group PLLC


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