Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Clash Over Section 2 Enforcement Standards

more+
less-

The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday issued a report entitled ?Competition and Monopoly: Single-Firm Conduct under Section 2 of the Sherman Act? examining when certain types of conduct may constitute illegal monopolization under U.S. antitrust law.[1] The report follows a series of hearings held jointly by the Department and the Federal Trade Commission (?FTC?) between June 2006 and May 2007 to explore in depth the antitrust treatment of single-firm conduct.

The report describes how the Department would analyze various types of behavior under Section 2 of the Sherman Act............Importantly, the report does not reflect the position of the FTC, which shares Section 2 civil enforcement authority with the Department of Justice.

See full legal bulletin for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Morrison & Foerster LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »