Vanderbilt Law Review


Jack R. Hlustik

First Page



At present, the status of exclusive selling arrangements with territorial and/or customer limitations is unsettled. Since these arrangements are not illegal per se, a full trial is necessary to adjudge their validity. Future courts, enlightened by the arguments of lawyers, the analyses of commentators, and the testimony of numerous expert witnesses, will be in a better position to formulate policies and establish guidelines in this area. Legislative proposals may be submitted to Congress to eliminate this uncertainty. Hasty legislation in this area would be unwise, however, for legislative experience in this area, like judicial experience, is limited.