Health Cos. Bear Brunt Of State AGs' Antitrust Focus

Law360, New York (January 21, 2010, 6:05 PM EST) -- Antitrust enforcers in states' attorney general offices raked in settlements and awards valued at nearly $371 million in 2009, with the lion's share of that haul coming from efforts to crack down on alleged pricing abuses and collusion among health care and pharmaceutical companies.

While legal experts point to New York, California and Illinois as the traditionally toughest state competition enforcers, two smaller states' attorney general offices — Alabama and Mississippi — scored the first- and second-most in antitrust-related funds in 2009, according to data compiled...
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