An Analysis of the Variables Influencing the Outcomes of Federal Court Cases Involving Antitrust Action Against Accountancy and Other Professions Brought Under the Sherman Act Page: 2
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Cunningham, Billie M., An Analysis of the Variables
Influencing the Outcomes of Federal Court Cases involving
Antitrust Action against Accountancy and Other Professions
Brought under the Sherman Act. Doctor of Philosophy (Accounting),
December, 1980, 205 pp., 13 tables, bibliography, 80 titles.
The overall purpose of this study was to evaluate the
current status of the Sherman Act's application to the profes-
sions, with emphasis on the accounting profession. This was
further stated as two purposes.
1. The primary purpose was to interpret the historical
development and current status of the most important
defenses used in the courts by the professions and
professionals against alleged violations of the
2. The second purpose was to evaluate the relative
importance of variables, including the defenses
used, that have affected the outcomes of court cases
involving alleged violations of the Sherman Act.
The basic methodology followed to achieve the first purpose
is summarized below.
1. Relevant court cases and the professional literature
were studied to determine the major defenses that
have been used in cases alleging antitrust violations
by professions or professionals.
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Cunningham, Billie M. An Analysis of the Variables Influencing the Outcomes of Federal Court Cases Involving Antitrust Action Against Accountancy and Other Professions Brought Under the Sherman Act, dissertation, December 1980; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331982/m1/2/: accessed November 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .