Blawgletter has once in awhile mentioned the (cough) less assertive (cough cough) antitrust enforcement (cough cough cough) that we’ve seen since January 2001 (cough cough cough ack).
“With the change in administrations there has been a sharp falling away from the concerns about how Microsoft and other large companies use their market power,” said Harry First, a professor at the New York University School of Law and the former top antitrust lawyer for New York State who is writing a book about the Microsoft case. “The administration has been very conservative and far less concerned about single-firm dominant behavior than previous administrations.”
Thomas O. Barnett oversees the Antitrust Division.
No relation (cough oop ack). Cough oop ack, indeed.