Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States
United States Supreme Court
SCHECHTER POULTRY CORPORATION v. UNITED STATES
Argued: May 2, 3, 1935. --- Decided: May 27, 1935
Phrase 'unfair methods of competition' within Federal Trade Commission Act has broader meaning than common-law term 'unfair competition,' but its scope cannot be precisely defined, and what constitutes 'unfair methods of competition' must be determined in particular instances, upon evidence, in light of particular competitive conditions and of what is found to be a specific and substantial public interest (Federal Trade Commission Act § 5 (15 USCA § 45)).
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Messrs. Joseph Heller, Frederick H. Wood, and Jacob E. Heller, all of New York City, for petitioner A.L.A. Schechter Corporation and others.
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The Attorney General and Messrs. Stanley F. Reed, Sol. Gen., and Donald R. Richberg, both of Washington, D.C., for the United States.
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Mr. Chief Justice HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.