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Government is cracking down on antitrust issues in labor markets

Antitrust enforcement is heating up when it comes to issues affecting the labor market and workers’ ability to sell their services to the highest bidder. Though the movement began in 2016, the Biden administration is claiming that certain agreements between employers that affect workers’ mobility and compensation can be prosecuted criminally. Continue Reading

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Episode 52
A new year of fresh challenges: Antitrust highlights from Q1 2022

The Antitrust Revolution continues marching on. From the agencies to Congress, the fundamental purpose of the antitrust laws and the way in which they are enforced is being re-written. If you think this doesn’t affect you or your business, you should listen in. Continue Reading

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Episode 51
The antitrust revolution: New Brandeisians keep their promise

In part three of their series, “The Antitrust Revolution,” host Jay Levine and fellow attorney Carrie Garrison explain what New Brandeisians are trying to achieve and why they believe that the antitrust laws need fixing. In particular, they discuss Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) proposed “Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act” and how it fits into the “progressive” agenda. This podcast will definitely help you make sense of all the headlines you keep seeing! Continue Reading

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Has Axon dealt another blow to FTC authority?

Last year, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not authorized to impose civil penalties on parties who violate the FTC Act unless the party is violating a previous cease and order. The ruling took away a major enforcement tool. Now, Axon Enterprises is seeking to attack the entire structure of the FTC while it simultaneously defends its acquisition of VieVu, LLC in administrative court. Continue Reading

Another major Hart-Scott-Rodino warning from the FTC

Two recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) actions confirm the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) is not to be ignored. On Dec. 22, the FTC fined both Biglari Holdings and the founder of Werner Enterprises for failure to file with the FTC and the Department of Justice (DOJ) before consummating significant acquisitions of related entities. Continue Reading

New Brandeisians push further: Proposed antitrust legislation reflects broad remedial purpose of antitrust laws

Our last article, New Brandeisians keep their promise, discussed the contents of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) proposed overarching antitrust legislation, Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA). Now, we’d like to take a step back and focus on the arguments supporting and opposing such reform, and in particular the precise manner in which the proposed legislation goes about such reform. We’d also like to highlight another antitrust statute proposed by Sen. Klobuchar, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. Continue Reading

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