Business: Pep Boys v. Fair Trade


Among those seeking justice at the august bar of the U. S. Supreme Court fortnight ago was a string of automobile accessory stores doing business under the corporate name, "The Pep Boys, Manny, Moe and Jack of California." The Pep Boys wanted to overthrow California's so-called Fair Trade Act, which forces retailers to maintain the price of trademarked goods at levels fixed by manufacturers. Challenged at the same time by other appellants was a similar Illinois statute. In a unanimous decision the Supreme Court turned down the Pep Boys, held that...

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