Indiana Antitrust Laws

Antitrust laws of Indiana are covered under Title 24, Article 1 of Indiana Code.  Under, § 24-1-1-5.2, § 24-1-1-5, § 24-1-2-7 and § 24-1-3-4, any injured private person and the Attorney General can bring an action under the Chapters of this Article.  Plaintiff can recover reasonable attorney fees.  The statutory limitation period for commencing an action is not specified in the statute.

Ind. Code Ann. § 24-1-1-5.2

(a) The attorney general may bring an action in a county on behalf of the state or a political subdivision (as defined in IC 34-6-2-110) for injuries or damages sustained directly or indirectly as a result of a violation of this chapter.
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(c) The plaintiff in an action brought under this section is entitled to recover a penalty of threefold the damages awarded in the action, plus reasonable costs and attorney’s fees.

Ind. Code Ann. § 24-1-1-5
Any person or persons or corporations that may be injured or damaged by any such arrangement, contract, agreement, trust, or combination described in section 1 [IC 24-1-1-1] of this chapter may sue for and recover in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state, of any person, persons, or corporation operating such trust or combination, the full consideration or sum paid by him or them for any goods, wares, merchandise, or articles, the sale of which is controlled by such combination or trust.

Ind. Code Ann. § 24-1-2-7

(a) Any person whose business or property is injured by a violation of this chapter may bring an action in the circuit or superior court of any county in which the defendant resides or is found without respect to the amount in controversy, and is entitled to recover a penalty of threefold the damages awarded in the action, together with the costs of suit, including reasonable attorney’s fees.
(b) The attorney general may bring an action under this section on behalf of the state or a political subdivision if the state or political subdivision has been directly or indirectly injured by a violation of this section.
Ind. Code Ann. § 24-1-3-4
(a) Any person who has suffered injuries or damages as a result of a contract or combination described in section 1 [IC 24-1-3-1] of this chapter, or by any other violation of this chapter, may bring an action in a circuit or superior court having jurisdiction in the county where the defendant resides or is engaged in business, or in any county where service may be obtained, without respect to the amount in controversy. The plaintiff in an action brought under this section is entitled to recover threefold damages awarded in the action, plus reasonable costs and attorney’s fees.


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