Stop right now, thank you very much: The Tipline for 1 March 2019

The Federal Trade Commission has concluded a significant chapter in its history by closing its Actavis case, which paved the way for future pay-for-delay litigation. The FTC yesterday reached a settlement with the last remaining defendant, more than a decade after it first filed its lawsuit and less than a week before the trial was set to begin. While we’re talking about antitrust history, Robert Bork was born on this day in 1927. Although the US Senate prevented him from ever issuing an antitrust opinion from the Supreme Court, Bork’s views on antitrust – which were immortalised in his 1978 book The Antitrust Paradox – have had a monumental effect.

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