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Newsletter articles from 2003
The Antitrust Counselor: Benchmarking
The impetus to benchmark waxes and wanes according to the current management theory in vogue at any given time, but regardless of management imperatives, benchmarking always requires significant antitrust scrutiny.
Competition policy in the new economy
The greatest challenge to competition policy at the beginning of the 21st century is the acceleration of technical change and innovation that has created a new competitive dynamism in a range of markets sometimes collectively referred to as the "new economy."
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As in the last few issues, Nick Franczyk and I have summarized some recent antitrust cases.
In November 19, 2003, at 12:00 Noon at the Chicago Bar Association, your ISBA Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section will present jointly with the CBA's Antitrust Law Committee the second of two sessions focusing on the nuts and bolts of class action antitrust practice.
A flash in the pan: The brief existence of the Anti-Monopoly Party
While antitrust began in the United States as part of the politics of the nineteenth century populist movement, it has become in modern times a highly specialized conversation among experts that has lost much of its political punch and, indeed the attention or interest of the general public.
Illinois revises its antitrust statute
On April 4, 2003, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 117-0 to adopt HB 3468, a bill to amend certain procedural aspects of the Illinois Antitrust Act, 740 ILCS 10/1 et seq.
Recent cases of interest
In re: Public Offering Fee Antitrust Litigation, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 25717, 52 Fed. Appx. 548 (2d Cir., 2002).
Summaries of recent decisions
Plaintiff alleged that defendant's exclusive contracts with retail stores for the placement of at-shelf coupon dispensers foreclosed competition in violation of the Sherman Act, the Illinois Antitrust Act, the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (815 ILCS 505/1, et seq.) and common law.