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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Physicians and their health care attorneys could benefit from the studying the mistakes NTSP made, causing that IPA to violate the federal anti-trust laws. As physicians struggle to negotiate reasonable contracts with large managed care companies, physicians should keep in mind the legal pitfalls of the otherwise very useful IPAs.
The bill amends the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 to provide standards development organizations with protection from the treble damages provisions of the nation's anti-trust laws.
Investors also cheered an end to a long-running legal dispute in the US over alleged violations of anti-trust laws by Tate between 1988 and 1995.
Following allegations in a US court last year that De La Rue Holographics had been involved in illegal price-fixing relating to the supply of hologram to Visa in violation of US anti-trust laws, the company's parent De La Rue has been informed that the investigation by the US Department of Justice's AntiTrust Division has been closed and no charges are to be brought.
In a meeting held in Brussels last mouth, competition experts from 15 EU states unanimously decided to support the European Commission's decision to bring charges that the company broke anti-trust laws with respect to how it bundled its multimedia software, Media Player.
Gates is furious about the decision because Microsoft is covered by US anti-trust laws.
Bill Gates: Furious EU is interfering when Microsoft is already subject to anti-trust laws in America
Given that last year a federal judge said the labels' own net music efforts could have broken anti-trust laws, there may yet be light at the end of the tunnel.
The court also found that the practice did not violate anti-trust laws, and that the state officials responsible for the practice were entitled to qualified immunity from damages asserted under [s ection] 1983, given the "novelty" of the action.
BRAZIL'S S MINISTRY OF JUSTICE IS ACCUSING MICROSOFT OF violating anti-trust laws in its drive to obtain market leadership.
The company also bought Country Gentleman in 1955, but had to divest the publication because of anti-trust laws.
The company has denied any violation of anti-trust laws, claiming that its competitors are trying to prevent it from improving its products.