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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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Proponents of the bill were concerned that Mexico's weak anti-trust laws were helping foment monopolies in telecommunications, cement, and other sectors.
The US government is today (28 April) expected to finalise its proposal for the action to be taken against Microsoft following last month's court ruling that the company had broken anti-trust laws.
Federal anti-trust law allows for cases of broad public importance to go directly to the Supreme Court but the justices do not have to accept the fast-track system.
Microsoft said it would eventually appeal a judge's ruling that said the software giant violated US anti-trust law, and voiced confidence that it would ultimately prevail in the case.
And Mario Monti's recent hints that the EU might align its competition rules on abuse of dominant position with US anti-trust law can be seen as a small olive branch - or at any rate a leaf.
The EU might be ready to drop some of its main differences with US anti-trust law, Mr Monti hinted.
Lawyers from Microsoft will hold talks with the President of the European Court of First Instance, Bo Vesterdorf, on July 27 in Luxembourg to discuss their appeal for suspension of the sanctions that the European Commission imposed on the software giant for violations of anti-trust law.
However, the European Commission declined to comment on reports that the US Justice Department is close to seeking a break-up of Microsoft Corp for violating US anti-trust law.
Berkowitz has acted as an international corporate advisor on matters that pertain to corporate structure and governance, transfer pricing, EEC anti-trust law, mergers and international syndication.
This latest initiative from Karel Van Miert (who is already reported to be preparing to retire from his position as Competition Commissioner) will rally some twenty of DG IV's most experienced officials in this type of investigation and will be headed by Maurice Guerrin, who has himself many years of experience in the field of anti-trust law.
CytoLogix's claims for damages in relation to patents '061 and '693, claims of anti-competitive practices and violations of anti-trust law, as well as its claims under the '261 patent case recently filed in Delaware, are pending.
Tax harmonisation between states will lead to higher taxes, financial market transaction taxes will hobble EU exchanges, regulations will boom, trade restrictions will bite, anti-trust laws will tighten.