Antitrust & Trade Law

Usha Rodrigues, From Loyalty to Conflict: Addressing Fiduciary Duty at the Officer Level

61 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: Conflicts of interest are the quintessential agency cost-the constant, lurking danger that agents may seek their own personal gain, rather than the good of the corporation. Yet many corporate employees lack knowledge as to exactly what constitutes a conflict of interest. This ignorance […]

Sapna Kumar, The Other Patent Agency: Congressional Regulation of the ITC

61 Fla. L. Rev. 529 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The United States International Trade Commission has recently experienced a dramatic increase in patent infringement investigations under § 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. In fact, the number of patent enforcement actions submitted to the ITC has nearly doubled in the last […]

Jessica Jackson, Much Ado About Nothing? The Antitrust Implications of Private Equity Club Deals

60 Fla. L. Rev. 697 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: In May 1976, with merely $ 120,000 and a few metal chairs left behind from a prior tenant, Kolberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) opened its doors. Though few people outside Wall Street circles knew of this start-up company, by the 1980s its […]

Larry Dougherty, Does a Cartel Aim Expressly? Trusting Calder Personal Jurisdiction when Antitrust Goes Global?

60 Fla. L. Rev. 915 (2008) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Suppose your law firm represents CrabApple, the large, California-based manufacturer of the BuyPod, a portable digital music player. CrabApple also sells songs from its online music store, BuyTunes, for use on the BuyPod. One morning, a class-action antitrust lawsuit lands on your desk. […]

Simon A. Rodell, Antitrust Law: The Fall of The Morton Salt Rule in Secondary-Line Price Discrimination Cases

58 Fla. L. Rev. 967 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Petitioner manufactures and sells custom-made heavy-duty trucks. Respondent and other Volvo dealers bid on sales to specific retail customers. In preparing bids, Respondent and other dealers routinely ask Petitioner for wholesale price concessions, which Petitioner grants selectively. Respondent sued in district court under […]

Jordan G. Lee, Section 12 of The Clayton Act: When Can Worldwide Service of Process Allow Suit in any District?

56 Fla. L. Rev. 673 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Few would claim that the requirements for personal jurisdiction in federal courts, along with those for venue, are simple to understand with unambiguous definitions and clear concepts. To make matters more complex, certain areas of the law have specific venue and personal jurisdiction […]