Federal and state antitrust laws are designed to promote commercial competition and prohibit price-fixing and other forms of anticompetitive conduct. Direct purchasers of goods and services may be entitled to damages for violations of the federal antitrust statutes. Because many products are sold through distributors, wholesalers or retailers, most claims for damages under the federal antitrust laws are brought by businesses, rather than consumers. The antitrust laws of many states, however, including California, allow consumers and other end-users to claim damages for anticompetitive conduct.
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