GOVERNMENT: No Punishment for Success

Almost six years after the Government filed an antitrust suit charging the Du Pont Co. with a monopoly in cellophane and cellulose packaging products, Federal Judge Paul Leahy dismissed the case. The record, Judge Leahy declared this week in a 381-page opinion, disclosed "not the dead hand of monopoly, but rapidly declining prices, expanding production, intense competition stimulated by creative research . . . and other benefits of a free economy. Neither Du Pont, nor any other American company similarly situated, should be punished for its success."


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