Dropoff in Filing of Federal Antitrust Lawsuits
(01 May 2015) There were 307 new antitrust lawsuits filed in federal district courts during the first half of fiscal year 2015. If filings continue at this rate, the total number of filings for FY 2015 will have fallen 15.3 percent from the previous fiscal year.

The Northern District of California (San Francisco) had the largest number of antitrust lawsuits, with a total of 56, or nearly one out of every five filed in the country. Taking into consideration its population size, the filing rate in this district was third highest in the country. The Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) had the second highest number of filings with a total of 37, ranking fourth if relative population size is taken into consideration. In third place with 24 filings is the Western District of Missouri (Kansas City), ranking second in per capita terms. The District of Columbia, because of its small population size, is ranked first on its per capita rate even though only 6 antitrust lawsuits have been filed in the district so far in FY 2015.

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