We’re observing the start of the holiday season with a cornucopia of controversial antitrust topics including FTC Commissioner Josh Wright’s response to our September colloquium on unfair methods of competition authority under Section 5, CRA culpability, confidentiality exceptions in disclosure, accurate damages calculation, compensating whistleblowers, the Gazprom case, and snack food dominance carried too far. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
A Cornucopia of Antitrust Controversies
The absence of UMC guidelines can be counterproductive to the FTC’s competition mission, raising issues of fundamental fairness and potentially deterring consumer welfare-enhancing conduct. Joshua Wright (FTC)
Having more CRAs in a market characterized by monopsony power will likely only worsen the problem. Rosa Abrantes-Metz (Global Economics Group)
Unfortunately, the opportunity to be heard in some jurisdictions, at least in investigations or proceedings involving unilateral conduct, is not meaningful in time or manner. Roy Hoffinger (Qualcomm)