Emerging Trend Against Nationwide Venue In Antitrust Cases

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 2:27 PM EST) -- For over two decades now, a circuit split has been brewing on how to answer an important but seemingly straightforward question: Has Congress enacted nationwide venue in federal civil antitrust cases against corporate defendants? The source of this controversy is the two short clauses that compose the one-sentence venue provision in Section 12 of the Clayton Act, with one clause limiting venue over corporate antitrust defendants and the other authorizing nationwide service of process:

Any suit, action, or proceeding under the antitrust laws against a corporation...
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