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Hearings Focus On When And How To Regulate Single Firms

Law360 (June 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The key to regulating anti-competitive behavior by single firms is drawing a distinct line between healthy competition and threatening, exclusionary acts, said Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras.

Majoras, speaking at the opening session of the hearings on Section 2 of the Sherman Act held by the FTC and the Department of Justice, said that regulators have struggled with how to differentiate between permissible and impermissible conduct.

The hearings, “Consumer Benefits and Harms: How Best to Distinguish Aggressive, Pro-Consumer Competition from Business Conduct to Attain...
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