Parallel Federal/State Antitrust Investigations

Stephen Houck, Nov 14, 2012

Most state antitrust enforcement actions are brought by a single state acting on its own rather than jointly with other states or the federal agencies. The broad antitrust jurisdiction of state attorneys general, however, does overlap significantly with that of the two federal antitrust enforcement agencies. According to one study, approximately 25 percent of state antitrust cases have had at least some relationship to federal enforcement efforts.

Those matters in which both federal and state antitrust authorities do take an interest usually have significant imp…

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