Bidding adieu to bid competition: The Tipline for 4 December 2023

Procompetitive bid-rigging? The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit may have upended criminal antitrust enforcement on Friday. A three-judge panel threw out the Sherman Act conviction of a sales manager because the court said his company also had a vertical relationship with its bid-rigging co-conspirator. Also in Tipline, assistant attorney general Jonathan Kanter is given another airline merger to challenge.

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