Sunday, February 13, 2011
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
As I argue in a forthocming article in the Antitrust Law Journal (not yet up on SSRN but I'll let you know once it is), the anti-cartel system needs a bit of help to effectively deter cartel acticity. Apparently, I am not the only one who feels this way. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett in the Northern District of Iowa just released a massive sentencing opinion in which he justifies a large upward variance from the antitrust guidelines by arguing, in part, that antitrust penalties are far too lenient when compared to fraud.
The transcript for the May 26 status conference, it is a riot
HTs (Brendan Durey and Dale Collins)