Missouri. Statutory Language

Missouri Statute 28-37
. § 416.011 to 416.161
Monopolies, Discriminations and Conspiracies Generally
416.011. Title of act
Sections 416.011 to 416.161 may be known and shall be cited as the “Missouri
Antitrust Law.”
416.021. Definitions
Unless a different meaning is clearly indicated by the context, for the purposes of
sections 416.011 to 416.161:
(1) “Commodity” means any kind of real, personal or mixed property,
but does not include the labor of a human being;
(2) “Person” means any individual, corporation, firm, partnership,
incorporated or unincorporated association or any other legal or commercial entity;
(3) “Service” means any kind of activity performed in whole or in part
for financial gain but does not include labor which is performed by individuals as
employees of others;
(4) “Trade or commerce” means any economic activity involving or
relating to any commodity or service.
416.031. Restraint of trade prohibited
1. Every contract, combination or conspiracy in restraint of trade or
commerce in this state is unlawful.
2. It is unlawful to monopolize, attempt to monopolize, or conspire to
monopolize trade or commerce in this state.
3. It is unlawful for any person (footnote omitted) engaged in trade or
commerce in this state, in the course of such trade or commerce, to lease or make a
sale or contract for sale of any commodity, whether patented or unpatented, for use,
consumption, or resale within this state, or fix a price charged therefor, or discount
from, or rebate upon, such price, on the condition, agreement, or understanding that
the lessee or purchaser thereof shall not use or deal in the commodities of a
competitor or competitors of the lessor or seller, where the effect of such lease, sale,
or contract for such sale or such condition, agreement, or understanding may be to
substantially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly in any line of trade or
commerce in this state.

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