rule of reason

Definition of "rule of reason"
  1. A guideline applied during legal actions regarding anti-competitive practices, which necessitates the claimant to present and the judge or jury to determine that, considering all factors, the practice in question excessively limits competition within the relevant market
How to use "rule of reason" in a sentence
  1. The court applied the rule of reason to determine if the defendant's business practices were unfairly hampering market competition.
  2. Under the rule of reason, the judge had to consider all the circumstances before ruling on the anti-competitive charges.
  3. The plaintiff was required to convincingly argue under the rule of reason that the defendant's actions were restricting fair competition in the marketplace.

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