Supermarket News: Supermarkets hire firm to block Wal-Mart

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The recent Wall Street Journal story about grocery stores engaging in defensive activities against big box retailers has generated a great deal of discussion.  This article from Supermarket News does an excellent job of putting it into perspective.

Legal experts contacted by Supermarket News last week agreed that corporate campaigns disguised as citizen petitions are often protected by a legal principle called the Noerr-Pennington doctrine. This is based on Supreme Court decisions determining that restricting such campaigns even if they are disguised as citizen-led efforts often are protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

For full Supermarket News story click here Supermarket News

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