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DOJ Monopoly Crackdown May Hit Hurdles In Courts

Law360 (April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Even as the U.S. Department of Justice flexes its tough new enforcement policy on monopoly abuses, experts say the plan puts the Antitrust Division on a potential collision course with federal courts that in recent years have been less than friendly to claims brought under Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

In a strongly worded speech Monday at left-leaning think tank the Center for American Progress, Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney revealed that the Antitrust Division will aggressively pursue cases where monopolists try to use their...
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