Evaluate whether violations of price discrimination laws occurred.

Antitrust

Jabil Circuits sold electronic parts to manufacturers and distributors.  Jabil established quantity discount rates that were published on the company’s customer portal and provided by mail once per year to all buyers.  A 25% discount was given to buyers purchasing more than 50 container loads in a calendar year.  Only three buyers out of approximately 150 customers purchased  50 or more containers; therefore, only three companies received the best discount.  A significant number of customers complained that the purchasing requirements were set too high and resulted in price discrimination.

  • Evaluate whether violations of price discrimination laws occurred.