A Turning Of The Tide: Victim Redress Through Private Antitrust Litigation

By Karin E. Garvey –

Access to the courts is necessary to seek redress for anticompetitive activity, but the costs of litigation can deter victims of anticompetitive conduct from filing suits, particularly where individual claims are small and the procedural tool of collective actions is not available.
Additionally, access to evidence is necessary to prove an antitrust violation, but pre-trial disclosure is not available everywhere. In the United States, there is a robust class action procedure, just as there is wide-ranging pre-trial discovery. In the European Union, on the other hand, u…

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