United States v. E. C. Knight
The Age Of Monopolies, Manufacturing And Transportation, Robber Barons, Samuel Insull Trial, Further Readings
E. C. Knight Company, American Sugar Refining Company, Franklin Sugar Company, Spreckels Sugar Refining Company, Delaware Sugar House
That lower courts erred in finding that the named sugar refining companies had not violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Lawrence Maxwell Jr., U.S. Solicitor General; Richard Olney, U.S. Attorney General
Chief Lawyers for Appellees
John E. Parsons, John G. Johnson
Justices for the Court
Henry Billings Brown, David Josiah Brewer, Stephen Johnson Field, Melville Weston Fuller (writing for the Court), Horace Gray, George Shiras, Jr., Edward Douglass White
John Marshall Harlan I (Howell Edmunds did not participate)
Date of Decision
21 January 1895
The Court upheld the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, but found that it did not apply to manufacturing.
The decision severely weakened the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890, the federal government's first attempt to limit the power of industrial monopolies.
- Addyston Pipe & Steel Co. v. United States, 175 U.S. 211 (1899).
- Northern Securities Co. v. United States, 193 U.S. 197 (1904).
West's Encyclopedia of American Law Minneapolis, Minnesota: West Publishing, 1998.
Knappman, Edward W., ed. Great American Trials. Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 1994.
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