Antitrust Litigation Surged In 2006: Survey

Law360, New York (December 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Antitrust litigation in the United States rose by as much as 29% in 2006, fueled by class actions in the wake of government investigations into alleged price-fixing in the airline and memory chip industries.

Over the past five years, antitrust litigation has increased by 53%, measured by the number of new cases filed in federal district courts, according to our survey of federal dockets.

In all, 1,053 antitrust lawsuits were filed in 2006, up from 818 lawsuits in the preceding year, according to federal dockets....
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