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Anti-Competitive

A practice intended to subvert or eliminate competition. Many analysts believe competition is good for customers because it encourages companies to offer better quality products and/or lower prices. Anti-competitive measures, like price fixing or collusion, remove this incentive and thereby hamper innovation and growth. Many countries have laws banning or limiting anti-competitive activities, though opponents, notably Ayn Rand and her followers, argue that they encourage economic inefficiency and punish success.
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The anticompetitive conduct concerned discussions between traders of the participating banks on certain JPY LIBOR submissions.
The DOE should consider applying the HHI, which the DOJ uses to evaluate the anticompetitive effects of mergers, to measure concentration in regulated industries pre- and post-enforcement of the DOE's standards.
While the lawsuits were pending, AbbVie then entered into an anticompetitive pay-for-delay settlement agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
The Grassley-Klobuchar letter says, "We ask that the DOJ and the FTC review the RFA report, investigate the claims and findings included in it, and reply to us with a substantive evaluation of your conclusions regarding possible anticompetitive behavior by certain oil companies and any proposed solutions or actions the DOJ and FTC will take to resolve this issue.
Stark already threw out some of the claims, including one seeking triple damages for anticompetitive acts.
The agreement required Wachovia Bank NA to admit, acknowledge and accept responsibility for illegal, anticompetitive conduct by its former employees.
antidumping initiations have increased considerably over the decades, but not because of an increase in anticompetitive behavior among foreign producers.
The company said: "Kemira has received today the European Commission's decision regarding anticompetitive activities of animal feed phosphates producers in Europe.
A strict zero tolerance policy is in place throughout Masco for any anticompetitive behavior.
But July 15, District Court Judge Anita Brody ruled that while agreements "setting minimum resale prices can have pro-competitive justifications," the Supreme Court "stated that lower courts must be diligent in eliminating their anticompetitive uses from the market.
said Wednesday it has lowered its group net profit projection for the current business year due to asset impairment losses and provisions for fines in relation to alleged anticompetitive behavior in Europe.
allegedly anticompetitive behavior in the form of two analyses: per se