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Nebraska Antitrust Laws

Antitrust laws in Nebraska are dealt under Article Eight, Section 59-801 et seq in the State of Nebraska.  Pursuant to R.R.S. Neb. § 59-821, any private person can bring a civil action in the District Court to recover actual damages, including a reasonable attorney fees.  The Attorney General can bring an action in the name of the state to restrain willful and illegal acts affecting the public generally, which directly operate in restraint of trade and commerce The limitation period is not specified.

R.R.S. Neb. § 59-821

Any person who is injured in his or her business or property by any other person or persons by a violation of sections 59-801 to 59-831, whether such injured person dealt directly or indirectly with the defendant, may bring a civil action in the district court in the county in which the defendant or defendants reside or are found, without respect to the amount in controversy, and shall recover actual damages or liquidated damages in an amount which bears a reasonable relation to the actual damages which have been sustained and which damages are not susceptible of measurement by ordinary pecuniary standards and the costs of suit, including a reasonable attorney’s fee.

R.R.S. Neb. § 59-830

Actions taken pursuant to state or federal law; reliance on validity; criminal action; limitation
No criminal action may be maintained under sections 59-801 to 59-831 against any person, corporation, organization, limited liability company, or association for acting pursuant to and under the authority of any state or federal law. It is the purpose of this section to reaffirm that a person may rely on the validity of any state or federal law until declared invalid.

Inside Nebraska Antitrust Laws