Dip In Antitrust Suits Shows Limits Of Plaintiffs Bar

Law360, Boston (April 25, 2015, 12:17 AM EDT) -- Federal courts saw a 20 percent drop in new antitrust complaints in 2014, according to an analysis by Law360 that suggests that some antitrust enforcement actions held less allure last year for plaintiffs attorneys who typically look to the government for litigation cues.

The number of new antitrust complaints filed in U.S. district courts dropped to 479 cases in 2014 from 602 cases in 2013. But plaintiffs and defense attorneys say the drop merely indicates that many of the antitrust battles that came to the fore in 2014 were a little less accessible to a wide range of plaintiffs and plaintiffs...

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