Antitrust Law

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Antitrust Law

Any law opposing trusts, monopolies, and other organizations or practices deemed to be anti-competitive. Antitrust laws especially refer to laws forbidding price-fixing contracts, price discrimination, and tying. Proponents of antitrust laws believe they increase competition, while opponents, notably Ayn Rand, argue that they encourage economic inefficiency and punish success. See also: Sherman Act, Clayton Act.
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European regulators have slapped a record pounds 331 million fine on US software giant Microsoft for violating EU anti-trust law -and ordered it to take immediate steps to change the way it does business.
The Justice Department is investigating whether a business-to-business (B2B) Website being designed by six meatpacking companies violates federal anti-trust law.
The Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has ruled that the domestic subsidiary of Microsoft Corp broke Japan's anti-trust laws by promoting software in a way that disadvantaged rival's products.
Pro-choice advocates wonder why the government hasn't treated some of the mergers as violations of anti-trust laws.
Not according to one Colorado lawmaker who wants to skirt anti-trust laws so hospitals can create cooperative partnerships.
chairman Lutz Issleib told the Milwaukee Journal that he plans to study the Miller Molson deal to see if it violates anti-trust laws.
Justice Department was not using anti-trust laws to check the concentration of companies into fewer hands.
The Company, which went public in February 2012, is being sued by the DOJ for alleged violations of the anti-trust laws arising from the Company's June 2012 acquisition of PowerReviews Inc.
The operation is subject to Mexican anti-trust laws and authorization by the Comision Federal de Competencia in Mexico and approval of the shareholders of Grupo Simec.
Proponents of the bill were concerned that Mexico's weak anti-trust laws were helping foment monopolies in telecommunications, cement, and other sectors.
The city characterized Antelope Valley Hospital's actions as an attempt to block competition in violation of anti-trust laws and has denounced the hospital's consideration of using eminent-domain powers to acquire the Palmdale land.
It contends the current controlled distribution system is anti-competitive and in violation of federal anti-trust laws.