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State and Federal Antitrust Enforcement: Complementary or Just Confusing?

BY | November 19, 2012

Elinor Hoffmann, Nov 19, 2012 Our federalist system and our belief in the social, political, and economic benefits of competition have spawned a multiplicity of antitrust enforcers. On the federal…

Elinor Hoffmann, Nov 19, 2012

Our federalist system and our belief in the social, political, and economic benefits of competition have spawned a multiplicity of antitrust enforcers. On the federal side, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) have overlapping jurisdiction with regard to civil antitrust enforcement, and the DOJ has sole jurisdiction to prosecute criminal violations of federal antitrust law. In a

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