A horizontal agreement to reduce output would not qualify for the Noerr-Pennington defence against antitrust liability regardless of the intended policy goal, the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
The Federal Trade Commission deemed evidence on worker non-competes insufficient to justify a rulemaking, chairman Joseph Simons has said, but the agency will continue to pursue action against such clauses.
His agency is investigating whether an agreement between four car companies to limit carbon emissions violates antitrust law, but assistant attorney general Makan Delrhaim says he isn’t looking to increase air pollution. “I’m somebody who’s owned two Priuses and am one of the first owners of Tesla,” the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division told the Senate antitrust subcommittee during a rather impassioned oversight hearing yesterday. We’ve got all the antitrust squabbling that’s fit to print down below.
Antitrust enforcers should demand evidence to substantiate that state intervention in the competitive process will lead to significant efficiencies before implementing such tradeoffs, a former head of the Federal Trade Commission has said.
For the first time in eight years, Democrats control the US House of Representatives and its antitrust subcommittee. With that comes a bully pulpit, but also a big stick of investigation and potentially legislation.
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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