This reading is also supported by the doctrines of ejusdem generis and noscitur a sociis
. Thus, the court interprets the qualifying clause to refer to offenses similar to the enumerated offenses: "antitrust violations, unfair trade practices, [and] restraints of trade."
comment are noscitur a sociis, ejusdem generis, and expressio unius est
Noscitur a sociis works by comparing the interpretation of words in
noscitur a sociis is relatively uncontroversial and comes naturally to
genus." Ejusdem generis is a special type of noscitur a sociis.
Noscitur a sociis informs that a thing is known by the words nearby;
The plurality, using the logic behind noscitur a sociis, held that
Further, to avoid unintended breadth in statutory construction, the court applied the doctrine of noscitur a sociis ("a word is known by the company it keeps").
The court took a different approach, noting that in Aquila, it applied the doctrine of noscitur a sociis to find that "processing" had an industrial connotation.