Tri-State Antitrust Statement
All Association members should be reminded that certain topics are not proper subjects for discussion and consideration at any Association meeting of members, officers, directors or committees whether formal or informal. While it is entirely appropriate to meet as an Association to discuss common problems and areas of interest, it must be kept in mind that the members are competitors and any action taken to eliminate, restrict, or govern competition among members is a violation of the antitrust laws.
Among the subjects which should never be discussed at Association meetings are: Conditions, terms and prices of service, allocating or sharing of customers and refusing to deal with a particular supplier or class of suppliers. Agreement among competitors relative to any of these subjects are per se violations of state and federal antitrust laws, and can lead to severe criminal and civil penalties.