Antitrust Case Filings Soar In 2006

Law360, New York (August 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hard-charging regulators, a more aggressive plaintiffs bar, and the implementation of a new law may be the cause for a whopping 42% increase in antitrust litigation from the first half of 2005 to the first half of 2006, experts say.

A survey of federal antitrust dockets shows that antitrust litigation has jumped dramatically in comparison with the first half of 2005.

In the first six months of 2006, 562 cases were filed, as compared to 396 over the same period last year, marking a 42% increase....
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