The US Antitrust Modernization Commission (AMC) releases report and recommendations to Congress and President Bush

On April 2, 2007, the Antitrust Modernization Commission (“AMC”) released its Report and Recommendations to Congress and President Bush. The bipartisan AMC was commissioned by the Modernization Act of 2002 to examine whether antitrust law needed to be modernized, solicit views from interested parties, evaluate modernization proposals and report findings. Of the AMC’s 80 recommendations, the most significant include abolishment of the Robinson-Patman Act, legislation to permit recovery by indirect purchasers, statutory reform to allow claim reduction and contribution by joint tortfeasers, reform of merger enforcement procedures, adoption of a new test for bundled-discount cases and limitations of antitrust law immunities and exemptions. When the AMC was commissioned, many believed that

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Steven C. Sunshine, Shepard Goldfein, The US Antitrust Modernization Commission (AMC) releases report and recommendations to Congress and President Bush, 2 April 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin US Private Enforcement, Art. N° 45596

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