Recent Development in Antitrust and International Trade Law

FTC Settles With Pool Supplier Regarding Exclusive Dealing Practices

November 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

On November 21, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) settled allegations of violations of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 45 (“FTC Act”) against Pool Corporation (“PoolCorp”). PoolCorp and the FTC reached a proposed consent agreement resolving charges that PoolCorp used exclusionary acts and practices to […]

Hudson Institute's Antitrust Policy in an Age of Rapid Innovation

November 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

In light of the Department of Justice's attempt to block telecom giant, AT&T from acquiring T-Mobile, the Hudson Institute recently released a report discussing antitrust policy as it applies to the growth of innovation. See Irwin Stelzer, Antitrust Policy in an Age of Rapid Innovation, BRIEFING PAPER (Hudson Inst., Washington, […]

The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, Twombly & Iqbal: Is Compliance Practical?

November 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm

On September 23, 2011, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a case brought by a group of corporations that filed an antitrust suit against the major players in the potash industry, ruling that plaintiffs failed to allege specific facts sufficient to plead a plausible “direct, substantial, and reasonably foreseeable” […]