Shadow Over More Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement?

Law360, New York (March 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Supreme Court has addressed the U.S. antitrust laws — and Section 2 of the Sherman Act in particular — twice recently.

First, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Pacific Bell Telephone Co. dba AT&T v. linkLine Communications ("linkLine") which barred price squeeze claims under Section 2 of the Sherman Act where a company has no antitrust duty to deal with its competitors.

Then, the court declined to hear the FTC's appeal in Rambus Inc. v. FTC ("Rambus"), thus allowing the D.C. Circuit's rejection of...
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