Is It Too Easy To Bring An Antitrust Case?

Law360, New York (July 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- For a time in this nation’s history, the Supreme Court’s most important cases—whether in contract, property or regulation—involved the railroads. Next year, perhaps reflecting that fiber optics and data are the current age’s transportation system, the Supreme Court will decide the third of its recent cases involving telephone companies and antitrust laws. Just two years ago, the Supreme Court decided an important monopolization case, holding that incumbent local telephone companies could not be sued under the antitrust laws even for actions that violated their obligations under...
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