Senate Bill Aims To Boost State AGs In Antitrust Cases

Law360 (May 26, 2021, 4:50 PM EDT) -- State attorneys general would be able to keep antitrust enforcement actions in the district in which they initially filed them under a bipartisan bill introduced Monday by Senate antitrust committee leaders.

Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT), respectively the chair and the ranking member of the antitrust committee, have introduced the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. If passed, it would keep suits brought by states under federal antitrust laws from being transferred to other districts by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

In an announcement Tuesday, the senators said that when the federal government brings antitrust enforcement...

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