Minnesota. Statutory Language

Minnesota Statute 26-47
. §§ 325D.49 to 325D.66
§ 325D.49. Citation
Sections 325D.49 to 325D.66 may be cited as the Minnesota Antitrust Law of
§ 325D.50. Definitions
Subdivision 1. Scope. “Unless a different meaning is clearly indicated by the
context, for the purposes of sections 325D.49 to 325D.66, the terms defined in this
section have the meanings ascribed to them.
Subd. 2. Commodity. “Commodity” means any goods, merchandise, wares,
produce, chose in action, land, article of commerce, or any other tangible or
intangible property, real, personal, or mixed, for use, consumption, enjoyment, or
Subd. 3. Service. “Service” means any kind of activity performed in whole or in
part for financial gain.
Subd. 4. “Contract, Combination, or conspiracy. Contract, combination, or
conspiracy” means any agreement, arrangement, collusion, or understanding.
“Contract” includes a purchase, a contract to purchase, a sale, a contract to sell, a
lease, a contract to lease, a license, or a contract to license. “Combination” includes a
trust, common selling or purchasing agent, pool, or holding company.
Subd. 5. Person. “Person” means any individual, corporation, firm, partnership,
incorporated and unincorporated association, or any other legal or commercial entity.
Subd. 6. Trade or commerce. “Trade or commerce” means any economic activity
of any type whatsoever involving any commodity or service whatsoever.
§ 325D.51. Unreasonable restraint of trade or commerce
A contract, combination, or conspiracy between two or more persons in
unreasonable restraint of trade or commerce is unlawful.
§ 325D.52. Establishment, maintenance, or use of monopoly power
The establishment, maintenance, or use of, or any attempt to establish, maintain,
or use monopoly power over any part of trade or commerce by any person or persons
for the purpose of affecting competition or controlling, fixing, or maintaining prices
is unlawful.

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