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2009 Archive

December 2009

REVIEWLloyd Constantine, Priceless: The Case That Brought Down the Visa/Mastercard Bank Cartel (Kaplan 2009)

Spencer Weber Waller
Professor and Director
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

Competition and Consumer Papers: http://www.oft.gov.uk/news/speeches/2009/1209

"First Business" Interview with Professor Waller on Comcast-GE merger

 

 

November 2009

Conference Announcement: New Frontiers of Antitrust, February 2010, Paris

Brazilian Legal Newspaper Interview with Professor Waller

 

 

October 2009

Concurring Opinions: Do We Need A Law of the Brand?

Consumer Protection in Financial Products: Obama Administration Proposes Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Patrick Polcari
Research Associate
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

 

 

September 2009

Audio of September 11th Loyola-ABA Program

Complete audio of the September program with the Antitrust Section of the ABA on Designing Better Institutions for Deciding Antitrust Issues is now available at http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-programs/symp-09/audio.html.

 

 

August 2009

Recent Antitrust Stories on National Public Radio

NPR recently featured two different antitrust-related stories in its Story of the Day. In its detailed story on competition and antitrust policy in the dairy sector, NPR features an interview with Peter Carstensen of the Wisconsin Law School who is also a member of the Institute Advisory Board. In a later story, NPR focuses on the fate of the Toyota plant in Fremont California which was the subject of the Toyota-GM joint venture that drew such close FTC antitrust scrutiny in the 1980s. These stories in both print and audio form are available at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112002639 and http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112118267.

New English Language Journal on Polish Competition and Regulatory Law

The Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies at the University of Warsaw has just published the first volume of the Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies. This is a first-rate English language resource for developments in Polish competition law. The first volume contains article on parallel trade in the EU; the goals of Polish antitrust law, private antitrust enforcement in Poland; telecommunications law; state-owned infrasturcture; copyright collectives, and a variety of legislative, case comments, and book reviews. For now, this appears to be a hard-copy only publication with a web site under construction at http://www.wz.uw.edu.pl/csair

REVIEW: Michael A Carrier, Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law (Oxford University Press 2009)

Spencer Weber Waller
Professor and Director
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

 

 

July 2009

Professor Christopher Leslie of the University of California-Irvine School of Law has just published the first major critique of judgment sharing agreements in antitrust litigation. A copy of his thorough and excellent article is available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1400968.

 

 

June 2009

Wyeth vs. Levine: Supreme Court Leaves the Door Open for Failure to Warn Claims in Drug Labeling Cases, and Shows Agencies How to Weigh in on Conflict Pre-emption Issues

William Schubert
Student Fellow
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

REVIEW: ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Issues in Competition Law and Policy (2008)

Spencer Weber Waller
Professor and Director
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

REVIEW: Gary L. Reback, Free the Market! Why Only the Government Can Keep the Marketplace Competitive (Portfolio Books 2009)

Spencer Weber Waller
Professor and Director
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

REVIEW: ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Antitrust and Associations Handbook (2009)

Spencer Weber Waller
Professor and Director
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

 

 

May 2009

Abolishing The Price Squeeze Cause of Action for Antitrust Plaintiffs: Pacific Bell Telephone Co., dba AT&T California, et al. v. Linkline Communications, Inc., et al.

Thomas Weber
Student Fellow
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

See Professor Waller's interview on First Business on antitrust in the Obama Administration with a hot link to http://www.firstbusinessx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1337&Itemid=76

 

 

April 2009

Registration Open for AAI's Annual National Conference

On June 18, the American Antitrust Institute will host its 10th annual conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. This year's conference is titled "International Antitrust in a World without a Center" and will focus on international challenges facing the antitrust community.

The AAI is honored to host Mario Monti, former European commissioner for competition and now president of the Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, and John Fingleton, the chief executive officer of the U.K. Office of Fair Trading, as speakers on the June 18 program.

Click here for complete agenda and to register today. http://www.antitrustinstitute.org/Events/EventDetails.aspx?eventId=32.

The Congressional Agenda in Antitrust (PDF)

Matt Showel
Student Fellow
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

The Melbourne Law School in Australia has launched a new Cartel Project. The web site can be found at http://www.cartel.law.unimelb.edu.au.

 

 

March 2009

Twenty Top Consumer Complaints of 2008

Comments on Draft Canadian Competition Guidelines (PDF)

The Federal Trade Commission at 100: Into Our 2nd Century - The Continuing Pursuit of Better Practices, A Report by Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic (PDF)

 

 

February 2009

The EC Commission Article 82 Guidance

Femi Alese
Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

Broadening Tobacco Litigation: A Look at Altria Group, Inc. v. Good (PDF)

Patrick Polcari
Student Fellow
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

 

 

January 2009

Justice Department's Section 2 Report Sparks a Heated Debate in the Antitrust Community (PDF)

by Dawn Goulet

(as published in 21 Loy. Cons. L. Rev. 268 (2008))

BOOK REVIEW: How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust (Robert Pitofsky ed. Oxford University Press 2008) (PDF)

Spencer Weber Waller
Professor and Director
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Antitrust Law and its Economic Implications (E. Thomas Sullivan & Jeffrey L. Harrison (Lexis Nexis 2009)) (PDF)

Spencer Weber Waller
Professor and Director
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law

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