Who Can Sue Under the Antitrust Laws? Antitrust Injury Under Brunswick Corp. v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat
The 1977 Supreme Court case Brunswick Corp. v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat set an important precedent about who can or cannot be a plaintiff in an antitrust suit. Pueblo complained that Brunswick had caused an antitrust injury by saving bowling alleys that would otherwise have closed, thus producing less competition in the market. The Supreme Court found that, although Pueblo may have indeed suffered injury, the injury was not caused by harm covered by the antitrust laws.
Brianna Hills is an Associate at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP.