As the Antitrust Modernization Commission enters its final months of deliberation, the issues that are igniting the most heat include whether to abandon treble damages after 116 years, limit individual states' role in antitrust, force an end to federal agencies' warring for control of merger investigations, and find a way to achieve more international cooperation. Says law professor Stephen Calkins, "The list of issues is as long as your arm. The whole thing could overwhelm a congressional audience."
Antitrust Commission Faces Crucial Issues as Review Enters Final Lap
The National Law Journal
June 22, 2006