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Jason contributes to the firm's Antitrust Law Source blog, which is designed for visitors to quickly and easily learn about developments in the growing antitrust arena. 

  

Recent Blog Posts

  • Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act repeals McCarran-Ferguson exemption for health insurers By Jason Dubner   For nearly 75 years, the McCarran-Ferguson Act established a broad – although not unlimited – exemption from the application of federal law to “the business of insurance,” finding “the continued regulation and taxation by the several states [of that business] in the public interest.” As a result, McCarran-Ferguson exempted insurers from federal antitrust liability where their activity in question (1) was part of the “business of insurance,” (2) was regulated by state law and (3) did not constitute... More
  • Putative class counsel in generic drug antitrust MDL can’t get a slice of the opt-out pie . . . At least not yet By Jason Dubner   Before even moving for certification of the putative classes they seek to represent, Interim Class Counsel (ICC) in the In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation sought to insure they would get not only their own piece of the pie, but also a sizable sliver of everyone else’s. Claiming they are prosecuting potentially “the largest cartel case in the history of the United States,” the ICC petitioned the court for preemptive orders that would have placed in escrow... More
  • Broiler chicken antitrust litigation gains momentum By Jason Dubner   As millions of Americans contemplate whether to fry, smoke or barbeque their chicken over the upcoming 4th of July holiday, the antitrust class action against our nation’s largest chicken producers—In Re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, No. 16-cv-8637—took a significant turn this past week, when the U.S. Department of Justice formally intervened in the multi-district private litigation originally filed in 2016. DOJ granted leave to intervene and three-month discovery stay The DOJ’s June 21, 2019 Motion to Intervene and Stay Discovery... More