Antitrust Action

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New Wave of Antitrust Lawsuits

Fors's Call for Antitrust Action Against Inflation

A recent wave of antitrust lawsuits brought by the Justice Department has caused a stir in the nation's business and legal communities. Many are asking if the government is indeed determined to open an era of tough enforcement. President Ford has said antitrust action is a weapon in his administration's fight against inflation, and a spate of legal moves indicates that his words are to be taken seriously. Still, the history of antitrust activity has been marked by peaks and valleys of interest and enforcement. The peaks dwindle into valleys as investigation and litigation drag on for years or the political climate changes.

It is a bit of political folklore in Washington that a Republican ...

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