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Reversing Trend, Antitrust Suits Spiked In 2012

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 7:21 PM EST) -- The number of antitrust lawsuits filed in federal court increased last year for the first time since 2008, according to figures obtained Monday from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. 

During the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 702 antitrust suits were filed in federal courts, an increase of about 48 percent over the 475 cases brought the previous year, according to court data. The figures include lawsuits filed by private plaintiffs, as well as cases brought by and against the U.S.

Of those antitrust cases...
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