Empagran - Empire Building or Judicial Modesty?

11 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2010 Last revised: 26 Mar 2010

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Paul B. Stephan

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: February 26, 2010


This paper, which will appear in a book on the Supreme Court and International Law, comments on the contribution of Professor Ralf Michaels on F. Hoffman-LaRoche, Ltd. v. Empagran S.A. Without quarreling with Professor Michael’s insightful and creative analysis, I offer an alternative reading of the decision. I locate it within a four-decade tradition of growing skepticism about the value of civil litigation brought by private persons as a means of vindicating public interests.

Keywords: antitrust, international law, statutory interpretation, civil litigation

Suggested Citation

Stephan, Paul B., Empagran - Empire Building or Judicial Modesty? (February 26, 2010). Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2010-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1559879 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1559879

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