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In 1991, the Eleventh Circuit ruled on eight full-blown federal antitrust decisions. Although the courts below found for defendants in each of these cases, the Eleventh Circuit found primarily for plaintiffs in three of the cases, for defendants in four of the cases, and for both plaintiffs and defendants in one case. Several of the cases are significant in that they either explore new areas in the antitrust law or have the potential for nationwide influence. Most of the cases simply build on previous holdings of the Eleventh Circuit and are well reasoned. One or two cases, however, contain some reasoning that appears to be questionable, and one case has been vacated with the granting of a petition for rehearing en banc. Each of the cases is discussed in detail below.