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Archive for May 10th, 2019

Sagers Speaks With Press on Unprecedented Inter-Agency Antitrust Conflict

C_SAGERS.jpgChris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, spoke with Bloomberg for a story about the Justice Department’s unprecedented, last-minute attempt to intervene in FTC v. Qualcomm, an antitrust trial already fully litigated by the Federal Trade Commission. The case awaits only the trial judge’s final opinion, but DOJ sought to intervene to present its views urging the court to limit any antitrust remedy it might impose. While it remains unclear what role DOJ intends to play or what objections it might have to the FTC’s suit, the move has been taken to signal policy conflict between the agencies that has never manifested in this way.