Definition[edit | edit source]

The "essential facilities" doctrine

imposes liability when one firm, which controls an essential facility, denies a second firm reasonable access to a product or service that the second firm must obtain in order to compete with the first.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Alaska Airlines, Inc. v. United Airlines, Inc., 948 F.2d 536 (9th Cir. 1991) (full-text), cert. denied, 503 U.S. 977 (1992).
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