Jarod Bona

  • Bid-Rigging is a Per Se Violation of the Antitrust Laws

    In the market, there are many ways to buy and sell products or services. For example, if you want to purchase some coconut milk—my favorite kind of milk—you can walk into a grocery store, go to the milk section, examine the prices of the different brands, and if one of them is acceptable to you, carry that milk to the register and pay the listed price.

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  • When is the Filed Rate Doctrine a Defense to an Antitrust Lawsuit?

    The doctrine of federal antitrust law includes several immunities and exemptions—entire areas that are off limits to certain antitrust actions. This can be confusing, especially because these “exceptions” arise, grow, and shrink over time, at the seeming whim of federal courts. As a matter of interpretation, the Supreme Court demands that courts view such exemptions and immun ...

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  • How to Write a Significant Antitrust or Appellate Brief

    I have written many briefs over the years, since graduating from Harvard Law School in 2001. I have also read many briefs, both practicing law and clerking for Judge James B. Loken on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (in Minneapolis). The quality and style of the legal briefs I have seen vary dramatically.

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  • The Underrated Virtue of Changing Your Mind

    At Bona Law, nobody owns any ideas. If I come up with an argument for a brief, it isn’t the Jarod-Bona idea. If a client or a paralegal or a junior attorney or my six-year-old son tells me that the strategy that I have set on a complex antitrust case has a flaw, he or she is not criticizing my idea or strategy.

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