Regulation of Business – Fair Trade Acts – Availability of Injunction Against Nonsigner’s Inducing Breach of Fair Trade Agreement

Plaintiff manufacturer had extensive agreements with its distributors under the Michigan Fair Trade Act. The circuit court enjoined the defendant, who was not a party to any of these contracts, from inducing the plaintiff’s distributors to sell products to the defendant below the agreed fair trade price. On appeal, held, reversed, three justices dissenting. Defendant is privileged to induce the breach of a fair trade agreement which restricts his business opportunities and is contrary to the state’s policy against the enforcement of the nonsigner provision of its fair trade law. Argus Cameras, Inc. v. Hall of Distributors, Inc., 343 Mich. 54, 72 N.W. (2d) 152 (1955).