Vermont Antitrust Laws

Vermont antitrust laws are codified under Title 9, Chapter 63, Subchapter 1, Section 2451 et seq. of Vermont Statutes.  Any private person who sustains damages or injury as a result of the violation of antitrust laws can bring an action under § 2465 of this Chapter.  Reasonable attorney fees can be recovered from such actions along with other awards.  The statute provides for treble damages. The period of limitation for commencing an action under this Chapter is not specified.

9 V.S.A. § 2465
(a) Any person who sustains damages or injury as a result of any violation of state antitrust laws, including section 2453 of this title, may sue and recover from the violator the amount of his or her damages, or the consideration or the value of the consideration given by the aggrieved person, reasonable attorney’s fees and exemplary damages, not exceeding three times the value of the consideration given or damages sustained by the aggrieved person.
(b) In any action for damages or injury sustained as a result of any violation of state antitrust laws, pursuant to section 2453 of this title, the fact that the state, any public agency, political subdivision or any other person has not dealt directly with a defendant shall not bar or otherwise limit recovery. The court shall take all necessary steps to avoid duplicate liability, including but not limited to the transfer or consolidation of all related actions.


Inside Vermont Antitrust Laws