According to a report in Harlem World Magazine, the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York sent a letter to New York Senator and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the New York Delegation to Congress cautioning lawmakers against passing the Antitrust Venue Enforcement Act of 2021, which was introduced earlier this year. The letter, sent last week, expresses a “profound concern” with the legislation.
“Should this legislation go into effect, we will see a host of consequences that imperil the efficiency and reliability of today’s current antitrust litigation framework. Perhaps most concerning is the potential for competing for pre-trial rulings,” the letter reads in part. “By allowing state Attorneys General to bring separate – yet identical – cases to courts across the country opens up the possibility of multiple states reaching differing conclusions based on the same facts. This troubling outcome is exactly what the legislation would invite.”