antitrust legislation

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Noun1.antitrust legislation - law intended to promote free competition in the market place by outlawing monopoliesantitrust legislation - law intended to promote free competition in the market place by outlawing monopolies
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The billionaire said this week that his America Movil, the Americas' largest wireless operator with 272 million subscribers, is bowing to imminent antitrust legislation by selling assets in Mexico to reduce its dominant market share.
As acknowledged by the Catalonia Superior Court of Justice, during said court proceedings, the conformity or defects of Agbar's tender offer with the tenders procedure requirements and antitrust legislation shall also be reviewed.
The second volume contains 31 longer essays on topics including advertising, agricultural policy, antitrust legislation, banking, economic theories, foreign policy, immigration policy, intellectual property, science and technology, slavery, and the welfare state, among others.
In 2001, under Chairman Sensenbrenner, after Major League Baseball announced the possible contraction and elimination of the Minnesota Twins franchise, we conducted hearings on antitrust legislation that I introduced.
4) Although he ultimately concluded that "[t]he Sherman Act was clearly presented and debated as a consumer welfare prescription," he did concede that in passing subsequent antitrust legislation, "Congress mentioned a variety of values besides consumer welfare and apparently never recognized or discussed the possibility of a conflict of values.
Since 2008, the FAS has initiated more than 150 legal proceedings over the violation of antitrust legislation in the fuel and energy sector.
Fernandez-Vega mentioned the irony of Calderon's efforts, since many PRI and PAN politicians benefited from campaign donations from the very companies that are now targets of the antitrust legislation.
In July 2009, at the request of the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals, the DOJ filed a brief setting out its views on the legality of reverse payments under antitrust legislation.
Democrats plan to add the antitrust legislation to the broader healthcare legislation.
Insurance is one of the industries most carefully regulated by the states, but federal antitrust legislation threatened to alter those regulatory powers and the ability of the industry to gather and pool the historic loss data necessary to successfully underwrite risks.
From the Gilded Age to the Great Depression, Ernest Saunders made a fortune by ruthlessly defending big business and its most heinous practices, assisting his wealthy clients throughout the rise of the labor unions, antitrust legislation, and FDR's New Deal.
WITH THE MCCARRAN-FERGUSON ACT, Signed in i945, Congress granted states a limited exemption from federal antitrust legislation, declaring that states would continue to regulate the insurance business.