Hayek as a New Brandeisian? The Need to Distinguish Theory from Practice in Hayekian Competition Policy

Hayek as a New Brandeisian? The Need to Distinguish Theory from Practice in Hayekian Competition Policy

October 2018 Hayek as a New Brandeisian? The Need to Distinguish Theory from Practice in Hayekian Competition Policy By Joseph V. Coniglio (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction The New Brandeis Movement (“NBM”) initially appeared to constitute a broad policy platform aimed at replacing antitrust […]

Before “After Consumer Welfare” — A Response To Professor Wu

Before “After Consumer Welfare” —  A Response To Professor Wu

July 2018 Before “After Consumer Welfare” — A Response To Professor Wu By A. Douglas Melamed (Stanford Law School)1 and Nicolas Petit (Hoover Institution)2 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction In a short article After Consumer Welfare, Now What? The “Protection of Competition” in Practice, Professor Tim Wu proposes abandoning […]

Reflections on Section 5 of the FTC Act & the FTC’s Case Against Intel

Daniel Crane, Feb 28, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC’s”) unprecedented enforcement action against Intel raises profound issues concerning the scope of the FTC’s powers to give a construction to Section 5 of the FTC Act that goes beyond the substantive reach of the Sherman Act. While I have urged the FTC to assert such […]

US: Companies lobby for FTC choice that can take-on tech giants

US: Companies lobby for FTC choice that can take-on tech giants

Companies with past issues with Google believe President Trump should nominate Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to be the next chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. The Wall Street Journal reported that a number of companies and interest groups have waged behind-the-scenes lobbying campaigns over who will chair the Federal Trade Commission Reyes, a rising […]

US: Levine Lee adds renowned litigator as partner

US: Levine Lee adds renowned litigator as partner

Levine Lee announced today that Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal has joined the firm as a partner. She previously was a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in its litigation department. Ms. Sankoorikal has represented some of the biggest technology and media companies, including IBM, Warner Brothers Records, Qualcomm and Alarm.com, in a wide range of intellectual […]

US: Retailers ask SC not to revive credit card fee $7.25 billion settlement

US: Retailers ask SC not to revive credit card fee  $7.25 billion settlement

The National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association Wednesday asked the US Supreme Court to let stand an appeals court ruling that struck down a controversial 2012 settlement of a class action lawsuit over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card swipe fees. “This alleged ‘settlement’ was a backroom deal that would have done nothing […]

US: Fed lawsuit accuses 3 insulin manufacturers of conspiring to raise their prices 120%

US: Fed lawsuit accuses 3 insulin manufacturers of conspiring to raise their prices 120%

A federal lawsuit is accusing three of the biggest drug manufacturers of insulin of conspiring together to raise their prices, but the pharmaceutical companies deny the allegations. The lawsuit, filed on in January in a federal court in Massachusetts, said Sanofi SA, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly & Co simultaneously hiked the price of the […]

Margin Squeeze – Where Competition Law and Sector Regulation Compete

Posted by Social Science Research Network Margin Squeeze – Where Competition Law and Sector Regulation Compete By Friso Bostoen (KU Leuven) Abstract:     This paper discusses abusive pricing practices by dominant undertakings. It starts with an overview of the different ways an undertaking can abuse its dominant position through pricing (chapter 2). The focus of […]

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