Christopher Sagers

Cleveland University - Marshall School of Law

Christopher Sagers is Professor of Law at Cleveland State Univeristy. He has taught courses in Antitrust, Banking Regulation, Business Organizations, Law & Economics and Administrative Law. His scholarship focuses on antitrust and business regulation. Before joining the faculty, Professor Sagers practiced law for four years in Washington, D.C., first at Arnold & Porter and then at Shea & Gardner.



3204 Bulletin

Christopher Sagers The US Supreme Court decides on whether nominally public body must show “active supervision” by the state government to enjoy antitrust immunity (North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners)


North Carolina Dentists is in the Hizzouse, Y’all! Woot Woot!* So, the only real surprise about yesterday’s opinion in North Carolina State Bd of Dental Examiners v. FTC is that it wasn’t unanimous. The strongly worded six-member majority opinion, already receiving early applause (see here and (...)

Christopher Sagers The US Supreme Court reverses the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and leaves the structuring of the rule of reason antitrust litigation to the lower courts (Actavis)


Just What on Earth Did Actavis Really Say? And Does It Mean Something for Section 1 More Broadly?* It’s going to be a strict, nearly-per-se quick look rule, folks, in more or less every reverse-payment case likely to be brought from here on out. Dollars-to-donuts. A few weeks have gone by, (...)

Christopher Sagers The US Supreme Court unanimously rejects a Georgia state-sanctioned hospital authority’s claim that its acquisition of a competing hospital was immune from antitrust scrutiny under the state-action doctrine (FTC / Phoebe Putney)


Phoebe Putney: A Quick Post-Mortem, and Some Thoughts on the Next Justice Stevens* I often feel a certain deflation after the Supreme Court decides an antitrust case. After watching a case for months, prognosticating about it with other antitrusters, reading umpteen blog posts, reading the (...)

Christopher Sagers The US Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit holds claims against a foreign price-fixing cartel in the potash industry to be either exempted under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act or insufficient to state a cause of action under the Twombly/Iqbal pleading standards (Potash)


Potash Potash Potash!!!!! En Banc Review Is in the Hizz-ouse, Y’all!* Something striking occurred in the Seventh Circuit this year. In two different, massive antitrust class actions, in the space of about nine months, panels of that court applied the Twombly-Iqbal pleading formula to reach (...)

Christopher Sagers The US FTC issues an opinion denying antitrust exemption to a dental board blocking non-dentists from providing teeth-whitening services in accordance to the state action doctrine and democracy rules (The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners)


North Carolina Dentists and the FTC’s Anti-Exemptions Mission: Is Antitrust Consistent With Democracy? (Yes, actually. It is.)* Some commentators are pretty alarmed over the Federal Trade Commission’s ruling earlier this year denying antitrust immunity for a North Carolina regulatory board’s (...)

9924 Review

Christopher Sagers United States v. Apple: Competition in America, Chris SAGERS


This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of (...)

Alden F. Abbott, Robin Adelstein, Megan Browdie, Michael A. Carrier, Peter C. Carstensen, Samuel Clark, Lisl J. Dunlop, Harry First, Albert A. Foer, Eleanor M. Fox, Jacqueline Grise, Ryan Kantor, Donald C. Klawiter, John Kwoka, James Langenfeld, Tad Lipsky, Alessandro Massolo, Howard Morse, Gabriella Muscolo, James Bo Pearl, Noah Pinegar, Chris Ring, Christopher Sagers, Richard S. Taffet, Willard K. Tom, Eliot Turner, Doug Tween, Tommaso Valletti, Michael L. Weiner The new US antitrust administration


This Concurrences special set of articles focuses on antitrust law and enforcement in the aftermath of the American Presidential Elections. It questions the changes and challenges expected in 2021 under the new Biden administration, and its impacts with respect to antitrust legislation and (...)


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