Antitrust 101

The Anti-Competition Blocker

Kyla J. Houge
It is important to familiarize yourself with your state’s antitrust statutes prior to advising your business clients.

It is important to familiarize yourself with your state’s antitrust statutes prior to advising your business clients.

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Occasionally the news will announce a planned merger of two large companies. Often following this announcement, much time passes with little fanfare before a second announcement is made indicating that the merger was either approved or has been blocked. In a separate scenario, the news may announce that a company has been suspected of price fixing or price discriminating or making false advertisements and individuals who work for the company are suddenly finding themselves facing prosecution.

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