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A Test For Competition, Robert H. Lande Sep 2002

A Test For Competition, Robert H. Lande

All Faculty Scholarship

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Lawyers' Value In Mergers And Acquisitions Under The New World Of Multidisciplinary Practices, Yunling Wu Aug 2002

Lawyers' Value In Mergers And Acquisitions Under The New World Of Multidisciplinary Practices, Yunling Wu

LLM Theses and Essays

Lawyers are facing strong competition from accounting firms in mergers and acquisitions. Finance and accounting globalization and multidisciplinary practice makes accounting firms more competent, challenging lawyers’ value. However, lawyers create enormous value in mergers and acquisitions, such as structuring the form of transactions, managing due diligence investigation, reducing the costs of acquiring and verifying information, ensuring corporations follow the relevant regulations preventing legal liabilities, and preventing antitrust issues or invoking antitrust challenge. Teamwork will facilitate mergers and acquisitions transactions. Restricted multidisciplinary practice will not affect lawyers’ and accountants’ ethics and independence. Legal education should be improved to help lawyers become ...


Collusion Over Rules, Robert H. Lande, Howard P. Marvel Jul 2002

Collusion Over Rules, Robert H. Lande, Howard P. Marvel

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Many instances of anticompetitive collusion are designed not to affect prices and output directly, but rather to shape the rules under which competition takes place. They help to cushion competitors from hard competition through such "rules" as restraints on advertising, sham ethical codes, or bans on discounts, coupons, "free" services, or extended hours of operation. Instead of collusion directly over outcomes, firms attuned to the strategic impact of their activities often agree on ways in which to shape their environments in order to soften competition and to insulate themselves from hard competition in ways that will lead to higher prices ...


Re: Commission's Request For Comments On The Use Of Disgorgement In Antitrust Matters, Robert H. Lande Mar 2002

Re: Commission's Request For Comments On The Use Of Disgorgement In Antitrust Matters, Robert H. Lande

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This is a submission to the FTC that discusses this agency's use of disgorgement as a remedy in Antitrust matters. It strongly supports the Commission's use of the disgorgement remedy, and gives reasons why the public interest would be enhanced if the agency used this remedy more often. This document was submitted on behalf of the American Antitrust Institute.


U.S. Anti-Trust Law And The Convergence Of Competition Laws, David J. Gerber Jan 2002

U.S. Anti-Trust Law And The Convergence Of Competition Laws, David J. Gerber

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Beyond Napster: Using Antitrust Law To Advance And Enhance Online Music Distribution, Matthew Fagin, Frank Pasquale, Kim Weatherall Jan 2002

Beyond Napster: Using Antitrust Law To Advance And Enhance Online Music Distribution, Matthew Fagin, Frank Pasquale, Kim Weatherall

Faculty Scholarship

What should be the broad principles guiding the copyright and competition policy governing online music? In short, what are the key concerns or values that we want preserved in relation to the distribution of music online? We will outline the background to the present investigations and existing law in Part I and argue in Part II that these concerns can be encapsulated in two broad areas: (1) the preservation of some scope for private and personal use and (2) the encouragement and growth of a diverse sector for the distribution of copyrighted works online. We also argue that, at least ...


Adequacy Of The 1995 Antitrust Guidelines For The Licensing Of Intellectual Property In Complex High Tech Markets, Clovia Hamilton Jan 2002

Adequacy Of The 1995 Antitrust Guidelines For The Licensing Of Intellectual Property In Complex High Tech Markets, Clovia Hamilton

Winthrop Faculty and Staff Publications

In 1995, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission adopted new guidelines for those wishing to license intellectual property rights without violating antitrust laws. Designed to provide clarity, these guidelines instead breed confusion because they misunderstand the nature of intellectual property markets and provide insufficient guidance in the most difficult areas. Section I of this article will discuss the basic provisions of the guidelines, especially their treatment of "innovation markets." It argues that government enforcers should focus primarily on activity that creates entry barriers. Understanding the use and misuse of licensing is the key to analyzing barriers in ...


Law And Information Platforms, Philip J. Weiser Jan 2002

Law And Information Platforms, Philip J. Weiser

Articles

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Guilds At The Millennium: Antitrust And The Professions: Introduction, Susan Beth Farmer Jan 2002

Guilds At The Millennium: Antitrust And The Professions: Introduction, Susan Beth Farmer

Journal Articles

This Article is an Introduction to the Symposium Issue of the Loyola Consumer Law Review. The papers published in the symposium issue were originally presented at the meeting of the Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) at the Association Annual Conference in 2002.


Antitrust Options To Redress Anticompetitive Restraints And Monopolistic Practices By Professional Sports Leagues, Stephen F. Ross Jan 2002

Antitrust Options To Redress Anticompetitive Restraints And Monopolistic Practices By Professional Sports Leagues, Stephen F. Ross

Journal Articles

The hallmark of an antitrust violation is an agreement which has the effect of raising price, lowering output, or rendering output unresponsive to consumer demand. Owners of clubs comprising Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League engage in a variety of exploitative activities that consumers cannot avoid by substituting rival products. The purpose of this Article is to analyze specific areas where these monopoly sports leagues harm a variety of groups, through the maintenance of a monopolistic structure that precludes competitive entry, or through specific restraints that have demonstrable anticompetitive effects ...


The Legal Structure Of American Freedom And The Provenance Of The Antitrust Immunities, Christopher Sagers Jan 2002

The Legal Structure Of American Freedom And The Provenance Of The Antitrust Immunities, Christopher Sagers

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

It is a reflection of the subtle relationship between legal doctrine and the larger social context it regulates that, on occasion, some humble point of mere theory proves to be the lynchpin of a serious social problem. Often the most pernicious aspect of such a situation will be the very obscuriyy that causes courts to overlook it.

That is emphatically the case with the issue addressed in this paper. Confusion persists over the seemingly academic question whether the so-called "Noerr-Pennington" or "petitioning" immunity, a doctrine in antitrust law which protects persons from being sued when they seek action from their ...


Who Determines The Optimal Trade-Off Between Quality And Price?, Barbara Ann White Jan 2002

Who Determines The Optimal Trade-Off Between Quality And Price?, Barbara Ann White

All Faculty Scholarship

The question of the optimal trade-off between quality and price has become increasingly important as well as complex in recent times, as the advances of modern technology permit a far more refined range of choices. These subtleties among choices allow an individual, a group, or a society to titrate more precisely degrees of quality with almost any product or service, coupled, of course, with counterbalancing price consequences.

In 2002, as Program Chair of the Antitrust Section of the Association of American Law Schools, I organized a panel entitled “Guilds at the Millennium: Antitrust and the Professions” and served as one ...