This week the AmeriKat has yet again been battling further biblical drama at home. A few weeks ago she was swimming through her flat after a neighbor's pipe burst (flood). This week she is battling a troop of ants that have built a transport highway from her kitchen to the patio (swarm). Ants are not particularly fun for Kats to play with - they are too tiny and have a habit of becoming stuck in one's paw pads. (picture, left - the AmeriKat watching the Ants Marching in) Despite her distaste for ants inside the home, she still has respect for the tiny creatures in nature. Ants organize themselves in complex social structures each equipped with a predetermined role to help maintain the colony. Although a colony may be comprised of a plurality of thousands of ants, they only operate together as one entity - the colony. (Note - this post is split into two parts)
Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal.
"The NFL teams do not possess either the unitary decisionmaking quality of the single aggregation of economic power characteristic of independent action. Each of the teams is a substantial, independently owned, and independently managed business. '[T]heir general corporate actions are guided or determined' by 'separate corporate consciousnesses' and '[t]heir objectives are' not 'common'" (Copperweld; North American Soccer League v NFL (1982))
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