Good News! Concurrences Extends Voting for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards Through February 16


Do you want to learn about antitrust? If so, now is a great time to do so. Concurrences, an international antitrust website with an outstanding reputation, is accepting votes for their 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards, which will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on April 10, 2018 (right before the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting, where you may find me on a panel).

I haven’t been to the Awards Gala Dinner, but I can only assume it is similar to the Oscars, if the Oscars were run by antitrust lawyers. We can pause for a moment while you try to picture what that might entail.

Back to the Antitrust Writing Awards: A jury of distinguished antitrust experts selected articles from 2017 in several categories: Best Academic Articles, Best Business Articles, Best Soft Law, and Best Newsletters. Within each category are articles in several substantive antitrust and competition areas.

We at The Antitrust Attorney Blog are excited and honored that Concurrences nominated one of our articles this year for voting: How to Write a Significant Antitrust or Appellate Brief.

If you want to vote for our article, you can do so here. We are in the Business Articles category under procedure.

We recommend that you spend some time looking through the different categories and peruse the articles that interest you. They are available for free on the concurrences website for a limited time. This is a great way to supplement your antitrust education.

Anyway, the voting was supposed to have ended by now, but the editors extended it through February 16, so hurry up and vote!

Since we are talking about antitrust articles, if you are curious which articles of The Antitrust Attorney Blog receive the most traffic, it is your lucky day. Below are our top 10 articles (based upon unique hits) over the last three months.

  1. Five Antitrust Concerns for Real-Estate Professionals. This one is always popular and with certain search terms, we get the Google answer box.
  2. Classic Antitrust Cases: Leegin and Resale-Price Maintenance. Anything about resale-price maintenance is popular (as you will see below). The issue comes up quite a bit in the market and the law isn’t entirely clear.
  3. Does an Exclusive Dealing Agreement Violate the Antitrust Laws? This is straightforward: A lot of people wonder whether exclusive dealing is an antitrust violation. Sometimes it is; sometimes it isn’t (usually not).
  4. Does a Minimum Advertised Price Policy (MAP) Violate the Antitrust Laws? This is a recent article that will probably climb the ranks over time. This question comes up all the time and it is related to resale-price maintenance.
  5. The Colgate Doctrine and Other Alternatives to Resale Price Maintenance. This is another resale-price maintenance
  6. What are the Elements for a Monopolization Claim Under the Federal Antitrust Laws? This article seeks to answer a question that both prospective plaintiffs and defendants often have. The law for monopolization can be a bit confusing.
  7. What is the statute of limitations for a federal antitrust claim? This is what is great about internet search engines. If you have a basic question like this, you type it in and someone like us answers it for you for free. You don’t have to look around for your sets of antitrust treatises anymore.
  8. Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case. I’ve filed many amicus briefs over the years. The reasons for doing so vary depending upon the client, so I wrote this article explaining why someone might want to file an amicus brief.
  9. Are Resale Price Maintenance Agreements Per Se Illegal Under California Antitrust Law? This is, of course, another resale price maintenance article. What is interesting about this doctrine is that following Leegin, state law and federal law diverge in many states.
  10. Does a Refusal to Deal with a Competitor Create Antitrust Liability? Similar to the article about exclusive dealing, many people have this question and we did our best to answer it.

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