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Connecticut liquor challenge faces hurdles

A national liquor retailer’s attempt to stop enforcement of state laws mandating minimum pricing on alcohol sales may have to get past the state action doctrine and the Eleventh Amendment. 

US DOJ appellate chief joins Gibson Dunn

Hoffman defends FTC against senators’ criticism

Canada allows umbrella damages for class

Some experts criticise Sanders’s plan to “reinvigorate” FTC

Antitrust reform proposals by one of the top candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination drew scepticism from former enforcers and other experts.

To the left, to the left: The Tipline for 16 October 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders is seen as having pushed the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls further to the ideological left on a range of policy issues, including healthcare and tax. Earlier this week, the senator demonstrated he would not allow competitors such as Senator Elizabeth Warren out-flank him to the left on the topic of antitrust reform. However, the antitrust experts we spoke with are sceptical of implementing the drastic proposals in Sanders’s new antitrust platform.

Face the nation

From 2013 to 2017, three of the divestitures that the US Federal Trade Commission ordered as remedies for otherwise anticompetitive mergers in consumer-facing markets failed in various ways. Pallavi Guniganti explores how other competition authorities have used consumer surveys to inform merger analysis in these markets.

German enforcer: Innovation in digital economy is all about data access

The head of Germany’s Monopolies Commission has praised Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon for investing in innovation, but said they need to grant greater access to rivals.

US DOJ appellate chief joins Gibson Dunn

Kristen Limarzi has become a partner in Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, DC, office after more than a decade at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

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The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2019

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United States: Cartels

David Higbee, John Cove, Jessica Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Ryan Shores, Todd Stenerson and Mark Weiss

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Tito Andrade, Maria Eugênia Novis de Oliveira and Marcos Paulo Verissimo

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