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Newsletter articles from 2001
Antitrust complaints and motions to dismiss
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Web sites for Illinois antitrust attorneys
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.