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About the Book
State antitrust law and state attorneys general have become increasingly prominent parts of the antitrust landscape. State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook, Second Edition focuses on how state attorneys general exercise their rights to investigate antitrust concerns and to secure remedies for antitrust violations.
Chapters address specific aspects of how state attorneys general act: "multistate investigations and litigation "state merger enforcement "state criminal enforcement "health care markets "confidentiality issues "state settlements.
Also included is an overview chapter, which provides the context for the discussion of these issues. Much of the context of state antitrust enforcement is set by federal law, and increasingly, state attorneys general supplement that federal antitrust authority with authority and claims provided by state law. This overview chapter summarizes the authority possessed or asserted by state attorneys general, along with the challenges to that authority or that assertion of power.
Valuable appendices include vertical restraints guidelines, horizontal merger guidelines, a protocol for coordination in merger investigations, a protocol for increased state prosecution of criminal antitrust offenses, and the premerger disclosure compact adopted by the National Association of Attorneys General. The appendices also contain sample letters, forms, and a table of cases.
State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook conveys the specifics of what state attorneys general do in antitrust matters, thereby enabling you to better understand and appreciate state antitrust enforcement.