Antitrust & Trade Law

Thomas J. Horton & Robert H. Lande, Should the Internet Exempt the Media Sector From the Antitrust Laws?

Suppose the twenty largest traditional news media companies in the United States, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and CNN, announced the merger of their news operations. They would likely claim that this merger would result in tremendous cost savings by eliminating duplicative news gathering expenses. They would be correct. They […]

David Haddock, Tonja Jacobi, Matthew Sag, League Structure & Stadium Rent Seeking—the Role of Antitrust Revisted

    Professional North American sporting teams receive enormous public funding for new and renovated stadiums after threatening to depart their hometowns, or by actually moving elsewhere. In contrast, English sporting teams neither receive much public money for such projects, nor move towns. This Article argues that no inherent cultural or political transatlantic variations cause […]

Henry N. Butler & Joshua D. Wright, Are State Consumer Protection Acts Really Little-FTC Acts?

63 Fla. L. Rev. 163 (2011) | | | | ABSTRACT :: State Consumer Protection Acts (CPAs) were designed to supplement the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) mission of protecting consumers and are often referred to as “Little-FTC Acts.” There is growing concern that enforcement under these acts is not only qualitatively different than FTC enforcement […]

George D. Brown, Accountability, Liability and the War on Terror—Constitutional Tort Suits as Truth and Reconciliation Vehicles

63 Fla. L. Rev. 193 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: This Article examines the role of civil suits in providing accountability for the Bush administration’s conduct of the “war on terror.” There have been calls for a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to perform this function, almost like a retroactive impeachment of President Bush. For […]

Hovenkamp Herbert, Federal Trade Commission and the Sherman Act

62 Fla. L. Rev. 871 (2010) | | | INTRODUCTION :: The Federal Trade Commission was created in 1914 with the authority to identify and condemn “[u]nfair methods of competition.” The FTC, originally referred to as an “interstate trade commission,” was part of President Woodrow Wilson’s progressive campaign promise against big business, and much of […]

Michael A. Carrier, A Real-World Analysis of Pharmaceutical Settlements: The Missing Dimension of Product Hopping

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1009 (2010) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The pharmaceutical industry plays an important role in improving human health. But it also provides the setting for some of the most concerning issues in the patent-antitrust intersection today. Two activities are particularly worrisome. First, brand-name pharmaceutical firms and generic companies have settled […]