This innovative and popular casebook focuses on teaching antitrust through the best legal precedents available. It emphasizes current judicial opinions and includes dissents where relevant to help students grasp the issues. The notes reflect a balanced approach to the competing ideologies of left, right, and center—confronting their defects and presenting their strengths. Professors who are strongly committed to a particular ideology should find plenty of material to criticize or, alternatively, to illustrate their view.
Specific updates for this edition include:
Chapter Two: Update of economic graphs.
Chapter Three: New interpretation of deference that should be shown to foreign government's domestic law in the context of extraterritorial application of American law and international comity.
Chapter Four: Expanded discussion of Rule of Reason with major excerpt from O'Bannon v. NCAA decision; new discussion of Hub-and Spoke Conspiracies in the Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Apple; updates discussion of the summary judgment standard for antitrust claims with major excerpt from the decision in In re Text Messaging Antitrust Litigation.
Chapter Five: Update on all vertical cases including the Supreme Court's decision of a two-sided platform in Ohio v. American Express.
Chapter Six: Updates discussion of attempted monopolization with the addition of Philadelphia Taxi Association, Inc.
Chapter Seven: Update on vertical mergers and merger remedies, including discussion of the D.C. Circuit's decision in the AT&T/Time Warner merger.