Jarod Bona

US High Court Takes on State Antitrust Action Removability Case

Companies accused of antitrust wrongdoing must prepare for a multi-front battle in different courts in different places on different timelines. To survive, they must hire defense counsel with sufficient scale and agility to…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies,...

New FTC Commissioner Prioritizes Transparency in Enforcement

New Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Joshua D. Wright explained at a recent ABA Antitrust Meeting that his top priorities were to develop a more transparent and evidence-based approach to FTC Section 5 enforcement and to…more

| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure,...

Road to class certification gets bumpier

The road to class certification for an antitrust plaintiff just got bumpier. Over the past several years, the US Supreme Court has persistently chipped away at the path's once-smooth surface. The latest hazard for class-action…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Consumer...

High court scales back antitrust exemption

This Daily Journal article analyzes the United States Supreme Court decision of Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc, which held that a state's grant of general corporate powers to government entities…more

| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure,...
Federal Trade Commisssion v. Phoebe...

Brief of National Federation of Independent Business as Amicus Curiae

We argue that the U.S. Supreme Court should apply a market-participant exception to the state-action immunity doctrine. Commercial conduct by state and local government units should be subject to the same antitrust scutiny as…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Constitutional Law

State Antitrust Law Fills Federal Void

As federal antitrust law becomes less interventionist, state antitrust law is filling in some of the gaps. A recent California state predatory pricing decision illustrates this movement. Company counsel should therefore keep…more

| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure

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