Of Myths and Evidence: An Analysis of 40 U.S. Cases for Countries Considering a Private Right of Action for Competition Law Violations

Global Competition Litigation Review, Vol. 2, No. 126, 2009

University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-05

31 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2009 Last revised: 2 Mar 2010

Robert H. Lande

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Joshua P. Davis

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Date Written: May 19, 2009

Abstract

This article assesses some of the benefits of private enforcement of the United States antitrust laws by analyzing forty large recent, successful private cases. It should help in assessing the desirability and efficacy of private enforcement - information that may prove useful to jurisdictions contemplating a private right of action for competition cases.

Keywords: antitrust, competition, competition law, competition law enforcement, private antitrust enforcement, private rights of action, private competition litigation

JEL Classification: K21, K29, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

Lande, Robert H. and Davis, Joshua P., Of Myths and Evidence: An Analysis of 40 U.S. Cases for Countries Considering a Private Right of Action for Competition Law Violations (May 19, 2009). Global Competition Litigation Review, Vol. 2, No. 126, 2009; University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1474804 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1474804

Robert H. Lande (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

Josh Paul Davis

University of San Francisco - School of Law ( email )

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

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