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 Guidance makes clear that workers are entitled to the benefit of competition for their services; therefore, agreements among employers to fix wages or other terms of employment, and agreements not to recruit each other's employees (so-called "no poaching" agreements), are both likely to be considered per se illegal under the antitrust laws (specifically, Section 1 of the Sherman Act).
We contend that it is not capitalism per se that encourages capitalistic countries to adopt a national antitrust law.
5) Topics of discussion included the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, especially with genetically modified crops, issues of market control and price manipulation by major agricultural firms and meatpackers, and the current state of antitrust law in relation to agriculture in America's heartland.
Under the old Antitrust Law, Brazil was one of the few jurisdictions to have an ex post assessment system for the merger review.
Lower courts and scholars have struggled to define the new boundary between antitrust law and regulation.
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.
Under labor law, employers and employees are exempt from antitrust law if they enter into a collective bargaining agreement.
To view Judge Bork's work as derivative seriously undervalues his contribution to the development of modern antitrust law.
If you do not, both you and your company run the risk of serious criminal and civil penalties for violation of federal and state antitrust law.
Addressing the Commissioners, Congressman Sensenbrenner called for the Commission to study the following areas of antitrust policy concern: how the antitrust laws operate in the modern, information-driven economy; the intersection between antitrust law and intellectual property law; conflicts between U.
6) Moreover, the appropriate scope of antitrust law in different nations may differ, depending on such factors as the size of their markets, their openness to trade, and their administrative competence in enforcing regulatory laws.
CONCLUSION: This book provides the reader with a detailed and extensive insight in to antitrust law and its enforcement.