from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Opposing or intended to regulate business monopolies, such as trusts or cartels, especially in the interest of promoting competition.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Opposed to the power or development of trusts, or of large combinations of capital.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective opposed to trusts, monopolies, or other large combinations of business or capital which threaten fair competition; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices; -- of laws and regulations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective law Opposed to or against the establishment or existence of
trusts( monopolies), usually referring to legislation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices
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Structural relief is a familiar concept in antitrust law, and was the way that the power of the railroads, Big Steel, Big Aluminum, and the old AT&T were finally brought under control, once it was finally clear that regulations could never control them.
He returned after the war to attend law school, clerk on the Supreme Court, and become an expert in antitrust law in private practice, before being appointed a judge.
News Corp.'s bid for BSkyB was referred to antitrust regulators, amid a political firestorm over reporting tactics of its News of the World tabloid.
Avis, meanwhile, moved forward with its efforts to obtain antitrust approval and reiterated its commitment to sell assets representing $325 million of revenue as part of its Hertz bid.
Clearwire said the move came "out of an abundance of caution to address questions raised by Clearwire regarding new developments in antitrust law," such as a recent decision involving the National Football League and how it relates to the Clayton Act. That law bars so-called interlocking directorships in order to preserve competition and avoid possible collusion or exchange of sensitive pricing information between rivals.
Institutional point about process: in most jurisdictions, antitrust is predominantly the business of the government.
These companies would like to pretend that they want to collaborate to reduce costs, but antitrust is the obstacle.
Hence this has to be addressed in antitrust law to some extent.
The requests, a special kind of subpoena used in antitrust investigations, followed a complaint by [the Computer & Communications Industry Association — a group with many IBM rivals among its members] to the Justice Department accusing IBM of harming businesses by abusing its dominance of the market for mainframes.
Clearwire said that the resignations relate to addressing recent changes in antitrust laws, but the move could provide Clearwire added flexibility to pursue a deal.