You are an associate for a corporation trying to break its way into xylophone industry. The corporation's name is Tune Party. Tune Party is unable to match the prices that the other corporations in the xylophone industry are setting, and as such is having trouble staying in business. The price of these other corporations are more or less equivalent to each other, and Tune Party has a suspicion that they be colluding to fix them. To that end, Tune Party wants to sue these other corporations for an antitrust violation. It needs to know what it would need to show in order to make a prima facie claim, and want you to find out from them. How do you begin?
1. Find out whether colluding with other corporations to fix-prices is an antitrust violation. Try looking at practice guides and reading summaries of the antitrust acts to begin. If you are very unfamiliar with antitrust jargon, you might even consider googling keywords just to uncover the basics.
2. If so, figure out what exactly Tune Party must allege in order to make a case for an antitrust violation. Use the information you've found in practice guides, to do specific case searches. Treatises which address in detail your specific antitrust violation might be helpful to you. Find parties that have plead similar violations and measure their success.