Hydrolevel Decision as Applied to Antitrust Violations of Standards Making Organizations

TitleHydrolevel Decision as Applied to Antitrust Violations of Standards Making Organizations
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsRockwell, WH
Secondary AuthorsFrankel, MS
Series TitlePerspectives on the Professions
Volume3
Issue3
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Place PublishedChicago
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsENGINEERING , Law and Legislation , legal , standards
AbstractOn May 17, 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a Voluntary professional engineering association, was liable for damages caused by the anticompetitive activities of some of its members involved in the society's standard setting process. This article discusses the of the confusion the decision raised in the voluntary standards community, and explains some of the legal nuances of the case and some objections that have been raised about the decision.
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/perspective/v3n3%20perspective.pdf
Short TitleHydrolevel Decision as Applied to Antitrust Violations of Standards Making Organizations
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