Mergers of insurance companies with corporations which do not write insurance pose a substantial threat both to competition and to the resource allocating capability of the economy. This comment indicates that an attack on these mergers under the federal anti-trust laws will not be prevented by the McCarran-Ferguson Act. The comment also analyzes the possible application of Section 7 of the Clayton Act to conglomerate insurance mergers and evaluates possible attacks based on the principles covering vertical mergers, transfer of market power, and reciprocity.
Roland W. Johnson,
Section 7 of the Clayton Act as a Tool to Curtail Conglomerate Acquisitions of Insurance Companies,
46 Wash. L. Rev.
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