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Court Ruling on Discounters

May 14, 1988

The ruling that a manufacturer and his dealers may agree to halt supplies to a price-cutting retailer is a bomb for the smart shoppers in this country who shop for "bargains," not for retailers with high-rent showrooms, highly-paid personnel and higher price tags. Consequently, it breeds no good for the country.

With foreign goods already underpricing domestic goods in almost every area, the court ruling is hardly a wise one if our trade and domestic deficits are to be reduced. The court is no doubt looking for ways to do something constructive for the country, but this time it may have puts its judicious head in a noose.

MONROE RUBINGER

Beverly Hills

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