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Newsletter articles from 2001

Amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act By Rebecca A.D. Nelson July 2001 On February 1 of this year, the U.S. premerger reporting process was substantially revised, as amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR Act") took effect.
Antitrust complaints and motions to dismiss By David A. O’Toole December 2001 In the past few years, there have been a surprising number of cases in which federal courts have dismissed antitrust complaints on the pleadings, where the pleadings appear facially sufficient.
Be careful what you wish for: some thoughts on the merger review process By Charles A. James December 2001 My first few weeks at the Antitrust Division have been spent on the fundamentals of the agency--our structure, our deployment of resources, our investigative techniques, our programs for recruiting and training staff--a bottom-up and top-down evaluation of what we do and how we do it.
Book reviews March 2001 Although I cannot recall a single movie or television series in which an attorney was even referred to a handling antitrust matters, the subject of antitrust enforcement has come to the attention of the general public through the government's case against Microsoft.
Editor’s comments December 2001 This edition of the newsletter contains an analysis of the high mortality rate for civil antitrust complaints by David A. O'Toole, an FTC staff attorney in Chicago and also an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School.
Editor’s note July 2001 For this edition of the newsletter we have a summary of the recent court of appeals decision in the Microsoft case, a discussion by Scott M. Mendel.
Editor’s note March 2001 While the new head of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has not yet been named as of this writing (the rumored front runner is Charles James, who served in George I's administration), it is doubtful that the Bush Administration's antitrust policy could be that much different from that under the Clinton Administration, except maybe as it may affect a Redmond Washington based computer software company.
The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust enforcement agenda By Alden F. Abbott December 2001 In the wake of Timothy Muris's confirmation as FTC Chairman, much press speculation centered on whether the Federal Trade Commission would adopt a much narrower, more restrictive approach to antitrust enforcement.
Microsoft redux By John L. Conlon July 2001 The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (the "court") in a 125 page en banc per curium opinion issued on June 28, 2001
Toward a more refined rule of reason analysis—California Dental Association v. FTC By Scott M. Mendel July 2001 On February 15, 2001, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") voted unanimously to dismiss its administrative complaint against the California Dental Association ("CDA"), as ordered by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after remand from the Supreme Court.
Web sites for Illinois antitrust attorneys By Marija Popovic March 2001 The Internet provides a wealth of useful information for the legal profession. It has become easier for attorneys to find relevant information on the Internet. Statutes, legislation, and much more are only a click away.