Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Nelsonya Causby


Predatory pricing occurs when a firm lowers its prices so that its competitors will lose business. When the competition leaves the market, the predatory firm can raise its prices beyond the levels of a competitive market. Predatory pricing is a violation of the antitrust laws of both the United States and the EC. This Note examines the standards used to determine whether a firm is engaged in predatory pricing in the U.S. and the EC. The author criticizes the approach taken by the U.S. Supreme Court and recommends the adoption of the EC standard.