Geoff Manne on Gerrymandered Markets

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ICLE President Geoffrey A. Manne was quoted by Legal Newsline in a story about the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suits and the way that they gerrymander relevant markets. You can read the full piece here.

The slicing and dicing of relevant markets is an “unfortunate trend,” antitrust scholar Geoffrey Manne has said, although it also could signal the weakness of the FTC’s case.

“An artificially narrow and gerrymandered market definition is a double-edged sword,” Manne wrote. “If the court accepts it, it’s much easier to show market power. But the odder the construction, the more likely it is to strain the court’s credulity.”