Clayton Antitrust Act
A federal antitrust law, enacted in 1914, that amended and expanded upon the Sherman Act (enacted in 1890), which prohibits direct or indirect interference with interstate trade.
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Clayton Antitrust Act
Clayton Antitrust Act (Clayton Act)
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The Clayton Act supplements and clarifies the other antitrust regulations under the Sherman Act. In particular, it prohibits certain types of conduct that may be harmful to competition, such as:
• Price discrimination.
• Exclusive dealing arrangements.
• tying arrangements.
• Certain M&A transactions.
In each of the above cases, the conduct is only prohibited if it substantially lessens competition or may create a monopoly.
In addition, subject to some exceptions, the Clayton Act prohibits individuals from being a director for two or more competitors.
The Clayton Act is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Private parties are also permitted to sue for damages (including punitive damages) and injunctive relief if they are injured by conduct prohibited by this Act.

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