MONOPOLY: The Ways of the Law

As the result of 26 days of testimony, 240 exhibits, 750,000 words and God knows what expenditure of money, effort and human talent, two great U.S. companies and a group of their top officers were last week acquitted of criminal conspiracy. Thus was played out another tragicomedy of the U.S. antitrust laws.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours Co., Inc., long a favorite target for trust busters, had been indicted nine times in the last three years on antitrust charges. It has been widely pictured as a participant in international cartels ranging from titanium to dyestuffs. Last week's acquittal in...

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