ANALYSIS: N.Y. Antitrust Bill Would Arm Davids Against Goliaths

June 10, 2021, 9:00 AM

New York has taken the first step to imposing sweeping new limits on dominant firms. Its new proposed monopoly statute, which passed the New York Senate on June 7, would impose much higher standards on big businesses facing antitrust allegations and add a hurdle to those trying to get bigger.

If passed, the “Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act” would further a trend of states taking a lead in antitrust enforcement and represent a profound shift in New York’s already prominent antitrust profile. Its goals, however, are even more ambitious: It seeks to reset how antitrust cases are proven in court and ...

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