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Hawaii v. Standard Oil Co. of Cal.

Citation: 2 ELR 20133
No. No. 70-49, 405 U.S. 251/(U.S., 03/01/1972)

The state of Hawaii may not bring an action under §4 of the Clayton Act for damages to her general economy and prosperity under a theory of parens patriae. A state has a right of action under the antitrust laws to protect her proprietary interests, as where she is harmed by purchasing goods from a monopoly....

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