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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The decision is good in that the Supreme Court decided that it is not a per se violation of antitrust law for a franchisor and its reseller to enter an agreement regarding the minimum resale price of the franchisor's products.
Gotts, a former Antitrust Law Section chair and a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York, said Feller is superbly positioned for "a very active year for antitrust enforcement and policy setting in the United States and globally.
Under labor law, employers and employees are exempt from antitrust law if they enter into a collective bargaining agreement.
9) These ideas are also a foundation of The Antitrust Paradox, but the book extends the analysis of antitrust law substantially beyond ideas relating to vertical practices.
In what ways should conflicts between the goals of intellectual property and antitrust law be resolved?
But Judge Learned Hand, writing for the majority of the federal Court of Appeals, held that Alcoa's de facto monopoly was itself a violation of antitrust law.
Although the authors refer to being nudged in the direction of consumer welfare as the primary concern of the antitrust laws (but not the exclusive goal, as proposed by the Chicago school), they do not offer enough explanation about competing antitrust philosophies.
The court, for the first time in the United Kingdom, awarded damages to a private litigant who was a party to a contract that violated British antitrust law.
State Attorney General Bill Lockyer will sue Ralphs, Vons, Albertson's and Food-4-Less, alleging that an agreement between the firms to share profits and losses during the grocery strike is in violation of antitrust laws, officials said Friday.
IPP said the title covers overlapping policy areas that are shaping the framework of European, American and global antitrust law and policy, including cross-border litigation, international enforcement, trade policy, subsidization, market access and related issues that arise from global business and investment.