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The Trouble With Treble? Examining the Effects of Mandatory Treble Damages

Christina Chu Ma and Matthew Alan Michaloski

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Mandatory treble damages awards have been a feature of U.S. antitrust law for more than a century. Why do we have treble damages and what are the benefits and unintended consequences of treble damages? Counsel at Perkins Coie and adjunct professor at University of Colorado Law School, Henry Hauser, joins Christina Ma and Matt Michaloski to discuss how we should think about treble damages in antitrust cases. Listen to this episode to learn about the arguments for and against the continued utility of mandatory trebling.