DOJ Urges Clear Tests For Monopoly Abuse

Law360, New York (September 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. anti-monopoly laws should be clarified to provide businesses with more objective standards, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a report released Monday.

Antitrust issues involving single-firm conduct present unique challenges to authorities who must regulate conduct that threatens the competitive process while not discouraging the need for aggressive competition that leads to business innovation and growth, the report said.

“Single-firm conduct offers some of the greatest challenges in antitrust enforcement today,” said Thomas O. Barnett, the assistant attorney general in charge of the DOJ's...
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