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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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We can launch a preliminary investigation, or-if the issues paper is not sufficiently fleshed out insofar as anticompetition is concerned-we can commission a proper market study [that] focuses on the indicated anticompetitive situations,' the PCC official said.
The implementation would need guidelines by which those who want to share information about a possible cartel or anticompetitive conduct can come to the commission and provide information.
There is no legal deadline to complete inquiries into anticompetitive conduct.
The organizations wrote that the bill "would provide a clear solution to abusive, anticompetitive business practices that increase costs to the American health care system by impeding patient access to generic and bio-similar medicines.
If the mergers had anticompetitive effects, routes on which the merged airlines competed directly (overlap routes) should see fare increases and output reductions (flight frequency and/or passenger loadings) relative to non-overlap routes.
RATIONALE FOR UNILATERAL ANTICOMPETITIVE CONDUCT LAWS II.
This caused a number of licensing boards for all professions in a number of states, including California, to review state actions to ensure that boards would be insulated from lawsuits alleging anticompetitive actions.
32) "Product hopping" has created tension between patent law and antitrust law, and has also given rise to the question of whether a preliminary injunction is the appropriate remedy to this problem; in particular, issues arise where alleged anticompetitive conduct, prohibited by antitrust law, is committed within the scope of a brand manufacturer's patent term.
Since 1943, certain forms of state government action have been immune from antitrust laws and, consequently, state legislatures are able to pass legislation with anticompetitive effects.
The changes should have a considerable impact on the frequency with which companies report anticompetitive conduct.
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.
NGA elected to participate to eliminate the collusive setting of interchange fees by Visa, MasterCard and other defendants, and the enforcement of anticompetitive rules that unfairly restrict merchants' freedom to operate their businesses.