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Hawaii v. Standard Oil Co. of California, 405 U.S. 251 (1972)

Hawaii v. Standard Oil Co. of California

No. 70-49

Argued October 21, 1971

Decided March 1, 1972

405 U.S. 251


Section 4 of the Clayton Act does not authorize a State to sue for damages for an injury to it general economy allegedly attributable to a violation of the antitrust laws. Pp. 405 U. S. 257-266.

431 F.2d 1282, affirmed.

MARSHALL, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and STEWART, WHITE, And BLACKMUN, JJ., joined. DOUGLAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion post, p. 405 U. S. 266. BRENNAN, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which DOUGLAS, J., joined, post, p. 405 U. S. 270. POWELL and REHNQUIST, JJ., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

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