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On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the American Antitrust Institute hosted its 3rd Annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards Dinner in Washington DC.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for taking decisive action to avert the anticompetitive and anti-consumer effects posed by a merger of Staples and Office Depot, the only two remaining office supply superstores left in the United States. “The agency deserves enormous credit for protecting competition and consumers,” said AAI President Diana Moss.

Today, American Antitrust Institute President Diana Moss testifies before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights on the proposed AB InBev/SABMiller merger.

Moss’ testimony sketches the landscape of the U.S. beer market that has been marked by significant consolidation during the past 10 years. Allowed to proceed unremedied, the deal would put almost 75 percent of the U.S. beer market in the hands of one company. With significant control over wholesale distribution, the merged company could thwart competition from smaller rivals such as craft brewers, further raise beer prices to consumers, reduce choice, and sacrifice innovation in this important sector.

On Thursday, December 10, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) will deliver the keynote address at the American Antitrust Institute Airline Roundtable. Experts in antitrust and regulation from government, industry, advocacy, and academia are attending to roundtable to discuss major competition enforcement and policy issues facing the airline industry.

In an amicus brief filed with 48 law, economics, and business professors, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a district court’s invocation of Twombly and Iqbal to dismiss a direct-purchaser class action challenging a brand drug manufacturer’s payment for delayed generic entry by way of a “no authorized generic” (No-AG) promise.

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the American Antitrust Institute hosted its 9th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) held its third annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards on Wednesday night, honoring litigation achievements in three categories.

Today, the AAI commended the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for taking an important step on the path to restoring competition in critical U.S. airline markets. The government has filed suit against legacy carriers United and Delta alleging violations of Section 1 and Section 2 of the Sherman Act.