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What is a Group Boycott, and When is it Illegal?

September 20, 2022

A group boycott—or concerted refusal to deal—is an agreement among two or more entities, often competitors, not to do business or to do business only on certain terms with disfavored individuals or firms. Examples include refusals by members of a group to enter into a business relationship with a disfavored firm, a termination by members of a group of an existing business relationship with a disfavored firm, a refusal by a trade association to admit new members, or a refusal by a standard setting organization to certify a certain product or service. Read this practice note to learn more.

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