Korean Company Has Sufficient Nexus with State to Permit Gas Price Manipulation Suit by California Attorney General
A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal clarified that, to demonstrate the court’s personal jurisdiction over a defendant in an antitrust case, the attorney general must simply establish that a defendant’s activities directed at the California market have a direct nexus with the anticompetitive conduct alleged in the complaint. SK Trading International Co….
How the State Center Supports the Antitrust and Consumer Protection Efforts of the Attorney General Community
Originally published on Jan. 20, 2022 As former attorneys general from Colorado and Indiana, we are proud to serve on the board of the Center for State Enforcement of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Laws, Inc. (State Center). This organization was first formed in early 2004 by a dedicated group of former state deputy attorneys general…
Attorneys General to Congress: Provide States with the Same Antitrust Venue Rights as Federal Enforcers
Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is urging Congress to pass the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. The legislation would provide states with the same venue selection rights as federal enforcers by prohibiting the transfer of state antitrust actions into a multidistrict litigation. Attorneys general pursue antitrust enforcement actions…
State attorneys general around the country are actively pursuing significant antitrust enforcement actions on behalf of consumers in their respective states.
As Congress once again considers antitrust reform measures that will have significant impacts on our citizens and business communities for years to come, we encourage you to enhance the antitrust enforcement capabilities of the states, in addition to federal agencies. We thank you for your leadership on this important matter.
Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Call on Congress to Support Federal Funds for State Antitrust Enforcement
Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is calling on Congress to provide the necessary funding to support state antitrust enforcement efforts that promote competition and benefit consumers. As the chief legal officers of the states and territories, attorneys general play a critical role in enforcing state and federal antitrust laws. Often…