The Vermont Statutes Online
Commerce and Trade
2461c. Predatory pricing
(a) No person,
with the intent to harm competition, shall price goods or services in a manner
that tends to create or maintain a monopoly or otherwise harms competition. A
violation of this subsection is deemed to be an unfair method of competition in
commerce and a violation of section 2453 of this title.
(b) It is the
intent of the General Assembly that in construing subsection (a) of this
section, the courts of the State will be guided by similar terms contained in
federal anti-trust law as construed by the courts of the United States and as
amended by Congress.
(c) The Attorney
General shall make rules and regulations when necessary and proper to carry out
the purposes of this section. The rules and regulations shall not be inconsistent
with the rules, regulations, and decisions of the Federal Trade Commission or
with the decisions of the courts of the United States construing federal
(d) The Attorney
General has the same authority to conduct civil investigations and enter into
assurances of discontinuance as provided under subchapter 1 of this chapter.
(e) A person
aggrieved by a violation of this section or a violation of rules adopted under
this section may bring an action in Superior Court for appropriate relief under
subsection 2461(b) of this title.
(f) This section
shall not be construed to limit rights or remedies available to a person under
any other law. (Added 2005, No. 35, § 1.)