DOJ's Proposed Antitrust Standards Too Lenient: FTC

Law360, New York (September 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has refused to endorse a report on antitrust law released Monday by the Department of Justice, claiming that the report promotes enforcement guidelines that harm consumers.

Although the report stems from a series of joint meetings held by the FTC and DOJ between June 2006 and May 2007, the FTC disputes the DOJ's recommendations for more clear and objective standards, arguing that the report places the interests of businesses ahead of those of consumers and relies too heavily on economic theory....
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