Loewe v. Lawlor

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Loewe v. Lawlor by Melville Fuller

Loewe v. Lawlor, 208 U.S. 274 (1908) (also referred to as the Danbury Hatters' Case) is a United States Supreme Court case concerning the application of antitrust laws to labor unions. The Court's decision had the effect of outlawing secondary boycotts as violative of the Sherman Antitrust Act, in the face of labor union protests that their actions affected only intrastate commerce. It was also decided that individual unionists could be held personally liable for damages incurred by the activities of their union. Excerpted from Loewe v. Lawlor on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

United States Supreme Court

208 U.S. 274

Loewe  v.  Lawlor

 Argued: December 4, 5, 1907. --- Decided: February 3, 1908

Messrs. James M. Beck and Daniel Davenport for Loewe et al.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 275-280 intentionally omitted]

Messrs.John Kimberly Beach, John H. Light, Robert De Forest, and Howard W. Taylor for Lawlor et al.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 280-283 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Thomas Carl Spelling for the American Federation of Labor, et al.

Mr. Chief Justice Fuller delivered the opinion of the court:


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