Antitrust Litigation Recedes From Peak In 2009

Law360, New York (January 4, 2010, 7:01 PM EST) -- The total number of antitrust cases filed in 2009 drifted down from the stratospheric highs reached in 2008, perhaps revealing 2009 as the year when antitrust litigation levels began to return to normal.

A Law360 analysis of federal court cases revealed that 766 antitrust cases were filed in 2009 as compared to 1,249 cases in 2008 — a nearly 39 percent decrease.

In hindsight, 2008 seems to have been a peak year for antitrust cases filings, with its tally of 1,249 cases the largest in more...
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