WHAT’S THE TOPIC?
California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) is studying potential revisions to California state antitrust law. The Antitrust and UCL Section’s Competition Journal plans to dedicate its Spring 2023 issue to articles that provide commentary and opinions on the same three topics the CLRC is studying:
(1) Whether the law should be revised to outlaw monopolies by single companies as outlawed by Section 2 of the Sherman Act, as proposed in New York State’s “Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act” and in the “Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act of 2021” introduced in the United States Senate, or as outlawed in other jurisdictions.
(2) Whether the law should be revised in the context of technology companies so that analysis of antitrust injury in that setting reflects competitive benefits such as innovation and permitting the personal freedom of individuals to start their own businesses and not solely whether such monopolies act to raise prices.
(3) Whether the law should be revised in any other fashion such as approvals for mergers and acquisitions and any limitation of existing statutory exemptions to the state’s antitrust laws to promote and ensure the tangible and intangible benefits of free market competition for Californians.
(Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) No. 95, available at https://openstates.org/ca/bills/20212022/ACR95/).
HOW LONG SHOULD THE ARTICLES BE?
10-15 pages. Let’s make space for everyone’s opinions.
WHAT’S THE DEADLINE?
Drafts are due by March 1, 2023. If you have an idea, reach out and we can match you with a standing committee member who will work with you on your piece.
WHY SHOULD I DO THIS?
The CLRC is a Governor appointed body that lacks specific background in antitrust. They have asked the Antitrust and UCL Section to help them learn about existing antitrust law and policy. The anticipated volume of Competition is a fantastic opportunity to get your opinions out and to simultaneously educate the CLRC.
WHO DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH?
- Anu Reddy (email@example.com)
- Jessica Leal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dana Cook-Milligan (email@example.com)