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.
Henry J. Hauser, Counsel, Perkins Coie
Minnesota Law Review: Antitrust Reformers should Consider the Consequences of Mandatory Treble Damages
Congressional Study of the Antitrust Treble Damage Remedy
Henry J Hauser, Perkins Coie bio
Christina Ma and Matt Michaloski