Recent DOJ, FTC Spat Highlights Long-Running Rift

Law360, New York (September 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The recent public tiff between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission over the release of monopoly enforcement guidance by the executive agency underscores the tensions between the two federal antitrust watchdogs, but may have few, if any, lasting implications.

While the criticism leveled by the independent agency at the DOJ's Sept. 8 report on unilateral conduct under Section 2 of the Sherman Act undermines its value and does little to ease the uncertainty of U.S. companies and the attorneys that advise them,...
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