The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2011

US Private Enforcement

13 September 2010

The number of US antitrust case filings has steeply and rapidly declined over the last 18 months, marking a dramatic 'recession' following the boom years of private antitrust litigation from 2006-08. In fact, the number of cases filed year-to-date in 2010 is on pace for the lowest total in the past two decades as both class actions and individual plaintiff cases are substantially off highs.