Blog o’ Blogs January

A new year begins and the paperwork stacks up! 2018 has kicked off with quite the sea-change in attitudes, with regulators across the globe cracking down on the increasingly interconnected multi-polar transactions that are ever more common in our shrinking world.

A panelist brought up an interesting tongue-in-cheek observation about the rising populist antitrust movement at a Heritage antitrust event this week. To the extent that the new populist antitrust movement is broadly concerned about effects on labor and wage depression, then, in principle, it should also be friendly to cartels.
Kristian Stout (Truth on the Market)
You lose, you pay (some) – the CAT’s cost ruling in Walter Hugh Merricks
The burden of costs in civil litigation is considered of great importance to the incentives to recover damages in competition law. In particular, the ‘loser-pays’ rule that dominates European legal systems is thought to create significantly greater risks for prospective collective actions.
Sebastian Peyer (UEA Competition Policy Blog)
If you are looking for controversy, you came to the right place. Today, we discuss resale price maintenance, one of the most contentious issues in all of antitrust.
Jarod Bona (The Antitrust Attorney)

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