State Attorneys General play a crucial role in the enforcement of antitrust laws. Defendants have successfully delayed state enforcement proceedings by centralizing them with private lawsuits in multidistrict litigation. A new venue law has foreclosed that delay tactic, placing State Attorneys General on equal footing with federal antitrust enforcers in deciding where, when, and how to prosecute antitrust cases.
Roger P. Alford,
Antitrust Accountability Delayed: State Antitrust Enforcement and Multidistrict Litigation,
SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev.