The head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has elaborated on the types of data that he believes can pose a competition problem.
We like to fancy ourselves as competition geeks at GCR USA, spending our days focused on court filings and Congressional debates over whether vertical non-competes should be per se illegal, while the rest of Washington is tuned in to the impeachment hearings. But let’s be honest: the real antitrust nerds are spending today and tomorrow at the Federal Trade Commission’s annual microeconomics conference. Even there, the topics do sound pretty interesting, ranging from algorithmic pricing and corporate disclosures as means of collusion, to beer and Chinese industrial policy.
Courts are in effect using a burden-shifting framework in pay-for-delay cases, an assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition has said.
During cross-examination of one of the Department of Justice’s cooperating witnesses on Tuesday, counsel to former currency trader Akshay Aiyer questioned whether traders were actually teaming up in an effort to manipulate the market.
In this sixth instalment of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Mark Rosman’s reminiscences about working for the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, he learns the value of relaxing the witness in his first case as lead attorney.
Chris Sagers’s book on antitrust is not like most of the others you may have seen lately.
Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is not known for an expansive view of the federal antitrust laws, but he sided with iPhone users bringing antitrust claims – a win for their counsel at Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick.
While the recent heatwave may have you inside by the air-conditioning all day, we have collected the hottest docs in antitrust to keep you entertained.
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