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Antitrust & Trade Reg.

May 15, 2024

Against the 'Europeanization' of California's antitrust law

Adopting the European model of antitrust law could harm California’s economy, especially its technology industry and its startup ecosystem by punishing the mere possession of monopoly power and forcing platforms to share their valuable assets with rivals.

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The California State Legislature is considering amendments to the state's antitrust laws that would enable more stringent antitrust scrutiny of technology companies, particularly so-called "Big Tech." A preliminary report on single-firm conduct authored by a group of experts recruited by the California Law Revision Commission suggests this could be ...

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