2009 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (contributing author)

ABA Section of Antitrust Law

April 2010

For over 37 years, Antitrust Law Developments and its annual supplements have been recognized as the single most authoritative and comprehensive set of research tools for antitrust practitioners. The 2009 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments summarizes developments during 2009 in the courts, at the agencies, and in Congress.

Among other topics, the 2009 Annual Review:

  • Discusses private antitrust litigation developments, including pleading standards, class certification, and standing requirements.
  • Includes discussion of important developments in the antitrust agencies' and courts' treatment of "pay-for-delay" settlements in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Discusses developments in the antitrust agencies' approach to unilateral conduct cases during the first year of the Obama administration, including the Department of Justice's withdrawal of its Section 2 report.
  • Analyzes the Supreme Court's important decision regarding price squeeze claims in Pacific Bell Tel. Co. v. linkLine Comm'cns, Inc.
  • Evaluates a very active year in merger enforcement at the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.
  • Developments regarding federal and state civil and criminal enforcement.
  • Major competition law developments in China, Europe, Canada, and elsewhere.



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