antitrust law

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Related to Anti-Trust Laws: Monopoly, Clayton Act, Sherman Antitrust Act

antitrust law

Legislation that limits the ability of an enterprise or group of individuals to monopolise a service or product, thereby controlling and restricting free trade.

antitrust law

Government Legislation that limits the ability of organizations or groups of individuals to monopolize a service–or product, thereby controlling and restricting free trade. See Safe harbor rules.
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Several states have recently enacted legislation exempting hospitals and health care organizations from state and federal anti-trust laws intended to encourage competition by preventing collusion and price fixing.
On one hand, smokestack industries and high-tech concerns are seeing their business go to the Japanese and are complaining that strict enforcement of anti-trust laws has hindered them from doing things together that might help them compete on the world market.
The overwhelming congressional support for the anti-trust law is ironic, as legislators recently approved a bill that consolidates the control of Mexico's two largest networks over the broadcast waves (see SourceMex, 2006-04-05).
UK industrial materials group Morgan Crucible has agreed to pay a fine of pounds 7 million in settlement of a claim that one of its subsidiaries violated US anti-trust laws.
Anti-trust laws and the monopoly commission would force him to give up one football club for another - but football analysts believe he is already laying the foundations for a move.
Meanwhile, most Latin American countries do not have broad anti-trust laws, but many are moving in that direction through narrowly written regulations.
The National Women's Law Center, for example, has drafted a manual arguing that the mergers may violate anti-trust laws, which it distributes to activists fighting mergers.
Ml's brewpub ban doesn't break fed's anti-trust laws
In October 2006, New York outdoor advertising company OTR Media Group filed suit claiming a violation of State anti-trust laws -- by contending that the City's local law restricting certain outdoor media in combination with its 20-year contract with Cemusa, will injure the free-market for outdoor advertising by reducing the number of signs available to rent and thereby pushing up the cost of advertising -- particularly for government owned signs.
A United States Supreme Court decision in the middle of the 20th century, applied the anti-trust laws to real estate brokerage and thereafter, it became improper for a multiple listing service or aboard to establish commission rates.
The US Supreme Court yesterday rejected Microsoft's request to overturn a ruling that the software giant violated anti-trust laws.
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the verdict Microsoft had broken anti-trust laws but ordered a new judge to decide what penalty the company should face.