More than two decades ago I enrolled in an Antitrust Law course at the University of North Carolina School of Law, under the mistaken impression that it was the sequel to the Domestic Relations Law course I had taken a semester earlier. I quickly realized my error, but elected to stay the course and learn a little business law.
The Professor was Bill Aycock, former Professor of the School of Law and former Chancellor of the University. He is a wonderful man and a fine teacher, the kind of gentleman who undoubtedly makes a perfect grandfather.
Professor Aycock identified certain cases that he called the “Blue Chippers” of antitrust law, a concept taken from the notion of “blue chip” stocks. (You remember “blue chip” stocks – a phrase developed back when accountants were more like Robert Caro and less like John Grisham.)