Antitrust Law

American Antitrust Institute

The Web site of this non-profit advocacy group Web site offers much to interest those conducting research in antitrust law. Find a primer on criminal antitrust, which covers the history of criminal liability, criminal sanctions, amnesty, collateral penalties for antitrust violations, criminal procedure and globalization. It also contains appendices showing actual fines for cases involving corporations and individuals.

You will also find news about antitrust related issues, a directory of government agencies, Congressional contacts, media and organizations interested in antitrust issues, and an extensive guide to Web resources. The guide provides information about antitrust cases in the news, antitrust statutes, court decisions, legislation and more.

Antitrust Basics

Gene Quinn, a patent attorney and law professor, authors this background article on antitrust law. It provides general information about the Sherman Antitrust Act, outlines types of violations and explains certain exemptions.

Antitrust Case Summary Browser

Anthony D. Becker, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics at St. Olaf College, offers this annotated index of antitrust cases from the late 1800s to present.

AntitrustProf Blog

Shubha Ghosh, Professor of Law at the University at Buffalo Law School, blogs about recent cases and developments concerning antitrust issues. He also maintains a small collection of resources that include government agencies, organizations and resource collections. You can stay up to date with additions to the blog with an RSS or Atom feed.

Business Review Letters

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) offers the text of current Business Review Letters as well as a digest of Letters dating back to 1968. The DOJ writes Business Review Letters in response to requests for information exchanges among competitors.

Disaster Recovery

The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice explains how to identify anticompetitive conduct that occurs after a natural disaster and how to report possible violations. The Web page also links to related resources on hurricanes as well as bid rigging, price-fixing and market allocation in post-disaster rebuilding projects.

Europa Consumer Law Acquis Database

Find information on eight consumer law directives - the Doorstep Selling Directive 85/577, the Package Travel Directive 90/314, the Unfair Contract Terms Directive 93/13, the Timeshare Directive 94/47, the Distance Selling Directive 97/7, the Price Indication Directive 98/6, the Injunctions Directive 98/27, and the Consumer Sales Directive 99/44. In addition to reviewing the directives, you can discover their transposition into the law of member states, relevant case law, and citations to relevant research materials.

Database access is available in English, German and French.

Gilbert & Tobin Publications

Gilbert & Tobin is an Australian corporate, technology and communications law firm. It provides full-text copies of articles covering timely issues in competition law, business law, intellectual property, tax law, and more. From the home page, select the Publications tab.

Justia Antitrust Law Page

Provides an overview of antitrust law, including links to statutes, articles, and web resources.

Laws, Cases and Regulations

The law firm Lucash, Gesmer & Updegrove LLP sponsors the Web site, which contains this outline of antitrust law. Find an introduction to antitrust law, a discussion of several relevant federal statutes, a summary of applicable regulations and more.