The maker of canning machines requires companies leasing their machines to also buy the salt they’ll need for the canning process from them. Given the details of this situation, assess how likely it is to be a violation of antitrust legislation.


That’s right. In the case Int’l Salt Co. v. United States, courts found that by tying the salt purchase requirement to leases of its machines, International Salt had violated the Clayton Act as well as the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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