3rd Circ. Widens Door For Foreign Antitrust Claims

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs may have an easier time pursuing antitrust allegations against foreign conduct in the Third Circuit under a recent ruling giving them a significant tactical advantage in cases where courts must interpret the notoriously convoluted Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, experts say.

Plaintiffs seeking compensation for anti-competitive harm occurring overseas have often faced tough hurdles immediately upon launching a lawsuit, because many courts view the statute as putting a burden on them to establish federal jurisdiction.

But the Third Circuit's recent ruling in Animal Science Products...
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