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The Ebb and Flow of Joint State and Federal Antitrust Enforcement: Is Everyone Playing Nice?

BY | December 13, 2012

Kevin O’Connor, Dec 12, 2012 For over two decades, the relationship between the state and federal antitrust enforcement authorities has varied from productive cooperative efforts to, at times, outright hostility.…

Kevin O’Connor, Dec 12, 2012

For over two decades, the relationship between the state and federal antitrust enforcement authorities has varied from productive cooperative efforts to, at times, outright hostility. By most accounts, however, the relationship in the past few years has been quite productive both with respect to merger reviews and non-merger conduct investigations and lawsuits.

However, there are important nuances to the state-federal relationship that bear emphasis. First, ove

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