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Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Do US Securities Laws Allow for an Implicit Antitrust Exemption?

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The joint DOJ/FTC amicus brief for Credit Suisse v. Billing is available here. The Supreme Court can address an interesting question that often comes up between sector specific regulation and antitrust-- when is antitrust applicable and when as a matter of institutional choice may it yield more efficient outcomes.  Specific to this case is the question of when is there implied immunity from antitrust in securities regulation. 

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