John Newman

Ohio v. American Express: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down what may prove to be the single most important antitrust decision of this decade. For the laissez-faire crowd, Ohio v. American Express was a resounding victory. For those who favor antitrust oversight, it was an absolute disaster. Let’s break down the good, the bad, and the ugly...
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Ohio v. American Express Is the Antitrust Case of the Century – So Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About It?

What would you think if I told you the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division had—contrary to popular belief—actually tried a single-firm conduct case just a few years ago? And that the defendant had only 26% of the market? And that DOJ still managed to win the trial?! It’s all true. The case, of course,...
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Concurrentialiste Welcomes a Co-author: John Newman

A New Year I am very pleased to be joining Thibault Schrepel as a co-author of Le Concurrentialiste. Since we are interested in many of the same areas—particularly the intersection of technology, design, and antitrust—I do not foresee L.C.’s subject matter changing much. But we do bring different perspectives, experience, and expertise to the table,...
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