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Newsletter articles from 2009

ABA Antitrust Section 2008 Transition Report highlights By Karen Sewell March 2009 A brief overview of the 2008 Transition Report and highlights of its main points under each of the 12 categories.
Antitrust legislation highlights By Jamie Manning December 2009  This report highlights several antitrust-related bills proposed by Congress this year.
Antitrust news roundup—June 2009 By Tania Arora June 2009 Recent updates of interest to antitrust & unfair competition lawyers.
Case & regulation update By Kavita Puri March 2009 Recent updates of interest to antitrust & unfair competition practitioners.
Chair’s comment By Jennifer M. Dixton December 2009 I look forward to an exciting new year for the Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section and it is with great pleasure that I serve as this year’s Chair of the Section Council. 
Chair’s Comment By Mildred L. Calhoun June 2009 A note from Section Chair Millie Calhoun.
Chair’s Comment By Mildred L. Calhoun March 2009 A message from Section Chair Millie Calhoun.
Chair’s Comment By Mildred L. Calhoun January 2009 A message from Section Chair Millie Calhoun.
China’s Antimonopoly Law: The first 100 days By Ying Deng January 2009 An overview of the six civil cases filed in China's People's Courts and China’s planning for antitrust civil litigation. A short background section provides some of the history of AML and its basic functions.
Consumer standing in Walker Process fraud cases By Jamie Manning January 2009 Whether consumers have standing to bring Walker Process claims is an open question in the federal courts that could soon lead to a circuit split.
Editor’s note By Karen Sewell December 2009 This quarter’s issue includes an analysis of Canada’s recent, significant amendments to its Competition Act, which introduced a per se criminal conspiracy offense, revised Canada’s merger review process and decriminalized resale price maintenance.
Editor’s note By Karen Sewell June 2009 An introduction to the issue from editor Karen Sewell.
Editor’s note By Karen Sewell March 2009 An introduction to the issue from editor Karen Sewell.
Editor’s note By Karen Sewell January 2009 An introduction to the issue from editor Karen Sewell.
FTC/DOJ propose changes to the 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines December 2009 The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice plan to determine whether the Horizontal Merger Guidelines should be updated to reflect the legal and economical developments since the 1992 Guidelines took effect.
A new competition regime in Canada: Issues for multinational companies and their advisors By D. Martin Low and Sorcha O’Carroll December 2009  Canada has recently passed a significant amendment to its Competition Act. Notably, the amendment introduced a per secriminal conspiracy offense.
Recent developments in merger enforcement and policy under China’s new anti-monopoly law By Michael Jacobs June 2009 Over the past several months,four important developments have shed some light on the short-term future of merger analysis in China.
Review of Pacific Bell Telephone Co. v. linkline Comm., Inc. By Jamie Manning June 2009 In Pacific Bell Telephone Co. v. linkline Communications, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff cannot bring a valid price squeeze claim where the defendant has no antitrust duty to deal with its competitors.
Third Circuit’s Hydrogen Peroxide decision continues trend toward stricter class certification analysis By Jason Fliegel March 2009 The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently joined a growing number of circuits in articulating a more rigorous standard for courts to use in assessing when to certify a class under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation.