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Litigators of the Week: Covington Team Beats Back Rare Breed Of Antitrust Case At ITC

November 18, 2016, The Litigation Daily

Sturgis Sobin, Derek Ludwin, and James O’Connell were named “Litigators of the Week” by The Litigation Daily for an initial determination at the ITC on behalf of Baosteel in the first price-fixing case in almost 40 years at the agency, terminating U.S. Steel’s antitrust claim. According to Sobin, the argument was as much about educating the judge about the evolution of antitrust law as it was about making a forceful case. "We sort of understood right from the start because the commission had not seen one of these cases for [more than] 30 years, really none of the ALJs or commissioners or the staff was likely to have any grounding in the basics of antitrust law," Sobin said.

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