H.R. 3460State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT), and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO)

Introduced: May 21, 2021
Status: The House Committee on the Judiciary advanced the bill by a vote of 34-7.

Description

The “State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021” would ensure state attorneys general are able to remain in the court they select rather than having their cases moved to a court the defendant prefers.

 

Under current law, antitrust enforcement actions filed by the United States cannot be transferred via a process run by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). Conversely, states that file antitrust cases under the federal antitrust laws do not get this same benefit, resulting in serious delays in their cases and additional injuries to the citizens of their states.

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