The Federal laws forbidding businesses from monopolizing a market or restraining free trade.
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Statutes designed to prevent businesses from conspiring, contracting, combining, or using monopoly power to interfere with free trade among competitors. The most important antitrust laws are the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act.
In the United States, federal and state laws designed to protect commerce from unlawful restraints of trade, price discrimination, price fixing, and monopolies.
Legislation designed to promote competition and prevent unfair practices that may lead to monopolies or suppression of competition.
U.S. legislation to prevent monopolies and restraint of trade.
Designed to promote open markets by limiting practices that reduce competition.
Legislation designed to protect commerce from unlawful restraint of trade, price discrimination, price fixing, reduced competition and monopolies. See also Sherman Antitrust Act, Clayton Act and Federal Trade Commission Act.
(USA) The United States laws regulating competition and monopolies. Although similar in general purpose to the European Union's competition regulations, US rules may differ in details forbidding businesses from monopolising a market or restraining free trade.
Laws designed to preserve free enterprise and promote business competition by making illegal certain conspiracies to control markets, price fix, or boycott another company.
Antitrust laws protect consumers and encourage fair competition by preventing a single company from monopolizing a market. The first antitrust act was enacted in the U.S. in 1890. The laws are targeted at unfair business practices such as bundling different products for sale and price-rigging through corporate collusion. Similar legislation was enacted in Japan in 1947 to disband zaibatsu conglomerates. The U.S. government has often resolutely dealt with companies violating antitrust laws, such as Standard Oil, which was broken up in the 1910s. The antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. in 2000 was a civil action so Chairman Bill Gates and other executives do not face criminal charges.
Laws which apply to business transactions and are designed to prevent restrictive trade practices.
State and federal laws enacted to protect individuals and business entities from monopolies and unfair restrictions. For example, local real estate boards cannot require its members to charge a certain brokerage commission rate since to do so would be in violation of federal antitrust laws.
Laws designed to preserve the free enterprise of the open marketplace by making illegal certain private conspiracies and combinations formed to minimize competition. Most violations of antitrust laws in the real estate business involve either price-fixing (brokers conspiring to set fixed compensation rates) or allocation of customers or markets (brokers agreeing to limit their areas of trade or dealing to certain areas or properties).
laws that discourage monopoly and restrictive practices and encourage greater competition
Laws that prohibit companies from working as a group to set prices, restrict supplies or stop competition in the marketplace. The insurance industry is subject to state antitrust laws but has a limited exemption from federal antitrust laws. This exemption, set out in the McCarran-Ferguson Act, permits insurers to jointly develop common insurance forms and share loss data to help them price policies.
Laws requiring competition and a free market, outlawing monopolies in certain businesses.
A group of statutes that outline fair trade practices in a competitive marketplace. The chief enforcer of these laws is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is a five-person administrative agency that conducts investigations, announces rules and regulations and enforces statutory provisions prohibiting unfair trade and competitive practices (especially in the instances of collaboration, merger or acquisition. As many health systems move toward collaboration, combinations and closer relations, the presence of antitrust liability will have a definite impact on the future of health care delivery.
Federal and state laws prohibiting, among other things, monopolies, monopolistic practices, restraint of trade, and price fixing.
US legislation to prevent monopolies and restraint of trade.