United States v. Standard Oil
A Challenge To Monopolies
U.S. Justice Department
Standard Oil of New Jersey
That Standard Oil was a monopoly and engaged in a conspiracy of restraint of trade.
Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff
Frank B. Kellogg
Chief Defense Lawyer
John G. Milburn
Justices for the Court
William Rufus Day, John Marshall Harlan I, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Charles Evans Hughes, Joseph Rucker Lamar, Horace Harmon Lurton, Joseph McKenna, Willis Van Devanter, Edward Douglass White
Date of Decision
15 May 1911
Sustained the circuit court dissolution order.
Although the Court sustained the order to dissolve Standard Oil by introducing the "rule of reason," the Court opened the door to future collaboration in restraint of trade among the component companies.
- Puerto Rico v. Shell Co., 302 U.S. 253 (1937).
- United States v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 351 U.S. 377 (1956).
- Berkey Photo, Inc. v. Eastman Kodak Co., 603 F.2d 263 (2nd Cir. 1979).
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- Miller, Arthur S. The Supreme Court and American Capitalism. New York: Free Press, 1968.
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