Antitrust Filings Drop In 2007

Law360, New York (January 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The number of antitrust cases filed in 2007 fell by 9% from the previous year, though experts said the new year will buck the trend as regulatory cartel investigations grow and the U.S. economy worsens.

A Law360 analysis of federal court antitrust filings found that 968 cases were filed in 2007, a drop from 1,063 cases filed in 2006. Experts said antitrust lawsuits usually follow announcements of antitrust regulatory investigations, which saw a large spike in 2006.

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