Week 8- Antitrust | gnh2104 | July 05, 2011

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Week 8- Antitrust

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State Antitrust Federal law grants to each attorney general the jurisdiction to enforce federal antitrust law. This statutory grant of “parens patriae” authority is both increasingly used and increasingly controversial. This class covers the federal and state jurisdiction of state attorneys general to pursue matters arising out of antitrust law. EDIT PLAYLIST INFORMATION DELETE PLAYLIST

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  1. 1 Show/Hide More NAAG Powers and Duties (Ross and Meyers) Antitrust Chapter, Calkins Law Review (Edited)
    Original Creator: gnh2104
    Since 1978, federal antitrust law explicitly authorizes state attorneys general to appear either singly or in conjunction with other states in federal court on a broad array of antitrust issues. When coupled with state law, most attorneys general have the jurisdiction to block mergers or seek direct or indirect damages on behalf of governmental agencies and citizens.
  2. 2 Show/Hide More Houck Article, Direct TV Settlement
    Original Creator: gnh2104
    The legal ability to join together in a single federal court has led to many multistate antitrust actions where attorneys general are often joined by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and by private litigants including particular companies and class counsel. These efforts are nonetheless limited by resources, unpredictable impacts on in-state businesses and by prudence. Virtually all state antitrust cases settle short of trial.
  3. 3 Show/Hide More Single State Cases (2011)
    Original Creator: gnh2104
    Single state antitrust actions are increasingly rare and usually brought by the minority of states with larger antitrust divisions.
  4. 4 Show/Hide More Hypothetical, Hospitals Pressured on Caritas
    Original Creator: gnh2104
    Even before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) that contains antitrust provisions (Accountable Care Organizations “ACO”), attorneys general have focused their single state antitrust attention to health related issues.
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