If you’ve thought about filing a business lawsuit in federal court or you have one underway already, you’ll probably want to read about two still-in-process studies by Columbia University and Harvard University law school professors on how the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts (2005-present) has treated business lawsuits, and how that treatment has resulted in a more arduous, expensive process for businesses.

On April 4, draft papers on the topic by Columbia’s Scott Hemphill and Harvard’s John Coates were subjected to scrutiny at the Institute for Law and Economic Policy’s 20th annual conference. On the panel, Duke’s Jim Cox stood in for Coates, who had a conflict. Also on the panel were Robert Jackson Jr. of Columbia, law professor Barak Orbach of University of Arizona and Lawrence Norden of NYU’s Brennan Center. I rounded out the group.

The Roberts Court on Antitrust

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