Intra-Enterprise Conspiracy Under Section 1 of the Sherman Act: A Suggested Standard

Section I of this Note analyzes the cases in which the Supreme Court has implied a doctrine of intra-enterprise conspiracy. Section II then sets forth the theoretical and practical difficulties that such a doctrine entails. Section III, in turn, considers previous proposals for limiting the scope of the intra-enterprise conspiracy doctrine and examines their deficiencies. Finally, section IV presents an alternative analysis of the intra-enterprise conspiracy issue and proposes a standard for determining when application of section 1 of the Sherman Act to parent-subsidiary relations is inappropriate.