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Antitrust

Opposing trusts, monopolies, and other organizations or practices deemed to be anti-competitive. Antitrust especially refers to opposition to price-fixing contracts, price discrimination, and tying. Proponents of antitrust laws believe they increase competitions, while opponents, notably Ayn Rand, argue that they encourage economic inefficiency and punish success. See also: Sherman Act, Clayton Act.
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Antitrust policy, representing the philosophical foundation of the antitrust statutes, has historically consisted of economic, political, and social goals, all delineated in legislative histories or judicial interpretations.
Accordingly, in addition to government enforcement actions, it is expected that the new rules will open the door to more private antitrust litigation in Europe.
The fact that the lawsuit just came out today, I'm sure they did their homework to find out what the antitrust laws are.
For in addition to being the EU's antitrust cop, he is also charged with policing the activities of member states themselves with respect to the internal market of the EU.
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a statement of the association's intent to strictly comply with all federal, state, and applicable antitrust laws;
What's remarkable about the history of antitrust enforcement is how often the political system has heeded the chants of offended market rivals for antitrust prosecution.
The government replies that making sure businesses compete fairly is precisely what the Microsoft antitrust case is about.
Maintained by Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, the Antitrust Policy site strives to bridge the gaps between law and economics and between academics and practitioners.