The Donnelly Act is the primary state antitrust law in New York. The Act mirrors federal antitrust law, and prohibits any contract, agreement, arrangement, or combination that creates or maintains a monopoly or retrains competition.

Under the Donnelly Act, private parties can sue companies or individuals who participated in anti-competitive activity.

Prohibited Business Practices under the Donnelly Act

The Donnelly Act explicitly prohibits several actions, including:

  • Price Fixing: agreement between competitors to buy or sell products, services, or commodities at a fixed price or rate
  • Bid Rigging: agreements between competitors to divide contract bids amongst themselves
  • Market Division Scheme: agreement between competitors to divide markets, products, customers or territories amongst themselves
  • Group Boycotting: competitors agreeing to boycott a certain entity
  • Tying: selling a product or service on the condition that the buyer agrees to also buy a different product or service

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