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antitrust

[-trust′]
(in law) against the operation, establishment, or maintenance of a monopoly in the manufacture, production, or sale of a commodity, provision of a service, or practice of a profession.
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As if to highlight an example of good practice in this area, the Commission closed on the same day an anti-trust investigation against Boehringer Ingelheim, following a settlement between it and its competitor Almirall that removes barriers to the market entry of the latter's products, new treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The distraction that comes from a federal investigation should not be underestimated," Colin Gillis of BGC Partners said, noting that one of Google's best options to grow - by moving into adjacent markets - was being hampered by anti-trust probes.
Chip manufacturer Intel is reportedly being investigated by Andrew Cuomo, a New York Attorney General, to determine whether the company broke anti-trust laws.
While the Federal Trade Commission has negotiated and accepted numerous consent orders involving illegal conduct regarding physician contracting and anti-trust issues, this is the first antitrust physician case in over 20 years to be decided by a full hearing (trial) at the Federal Trade Commission.
anti-trust authorities as well as the standard conditions in this type of transaction.
The new law, now officially Public Law 108237, provides some protection for standards development organizations from punitive, and possibly frivolous, anti-trust lawsuits.
Despite recent concerns expressed in some sectors of the industry, it appears unlikely that any anti-trust issues will be triggered by this continuing consolidation trend.
THE INTERNATIONAL Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is fighting a legal decision it fears could make United States courts de facto global anti-trust regulators, even in cases with no direct impact on the USA.
Slated for completion in early 2002, the agreement is still subject to anti-trust approval.
21] By focusing on systems of dependence, anti-trust authors extended the metaphorical cast of characters beyond serfs and slaves to include "industrial princes" and "robber barons.
BRAZIL'S S MINISTRY OF JUSTICE IS ACCUSING MICROSOFT OF violating anti-trust laws in its drive to obtain market leadership.
The talks are aimed at preparing the ground for a formal application later this year - probably in September - for anti-trust immunity for the venture.