Noerr-Pennington doctrine

Definition of "Noerr-Pennington doctrine"
  1. A legal principle derived from the First Amendment allowing businesses to collectively advocate or express appeals to governmental entities without the risk of sanctions under antitrust laws, as long as such efforts are sincere and not deceptive
How to use "Noerr-Pennington doctrine" in a sentence
  1. The Noerr-Pennington doctrine shielded the collective petitioning efforts of the companies from being penalized under antitrust regulations.
  2. The businesses relied on the Noerr-Pennington doctrine to ensure their joint lobbying actions would not attract antitrust action.
  3. Their action was protected under the First Amendment and their lobbying efforts to government bodies were considered valid under the Noerr-Pennington doctrine.

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