Gov't Shutdown Unlikely To Thwart Antitrust Enforcement

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT) -- The majority of antitrust enforcers at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission will be furloughed Tuesday, but many of the agencies' highest-profile cases will likely move forward despite the government shutdown.

The DOJ's Antitrust Division and the FTC's Bureau of Competition both plan to keep roughly two-thirds of their workforces at home while lawmakers struggle to find a compromise over funding for the Affordable Care Act, according to the agencies' contingency plans.

While that means many of the less time-sensitive investigations and...
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