Thinking Globally About Price-Fixing Cases

Law360, New York (February 22, 2011, 1:18 PM EST) -- In a July 2010 article in Competition Law360, we discussed the factors that corporate legal departments should consider in deciding whether to opt out of a price-fixing/market allocation class action and become a direct action plaintiff. See Joseph W. Bell and Mitchell J. Rapp, "The Opt-Out Decision In Price-Fixing Cases," Competition Law360, July 21, 2010.

In that article, we focused specifically on the decision as it occurs in a federal antitrust class action in a U.S. court. Today, however, many price-fixing/market allocation conspiracies are global, and...
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