Antitrust complaints and motions to dismissBy David A. O’TooleDecember 2001In 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 processBy Charles A. JamesDecember 2001My 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 reviewsMarch 2001Although 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 noteJuly 2001For 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 noteMarch 2001While 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 agendaBy Alden F. AbbottDecember 2001In 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 reduxBy John L. ConlonJuly 2001The 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 attorneysBy Marija PopovicMarch 2001The 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.