ANTITRUST: The Monster Case

What has digested 50 million pieces of paper, chewed on 500 witnesses and has 38 legs? Answer: the rival teams of lawyers appearing in court to argue the Government's mammoth IBM antitrust suit. The largest such case ever to go to trial in the U.S. finally got under way in a New York federal district court last week, even bringing the usually officebound IBM chairman Frank T. Gary in to watch the opening session. Already, critics contend that the main thing the trial will prove is that the antitrust laws have become so complex to enforce in a modern...

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