US Antitrust Suits Surge In 2008

Law360, New York (October 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The number of antitrust lawsuits filed so far this year in U.S. federal courts around the country has exploded according to statistics from LexisNexis CourtLink.

Over the first three fiscal quarters of 2008, the LexisNexis statistics said, 1,042 antitrust lawsuits have been filed in the United States. That represents nearly the total of antitrust suits filed in each of the last two years, according to LexisNexis.

The number of antitrust suits filed is up 29 percent over the first three quarters of 2007 and up 65...
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