"First, for the Class I railroad defendants it reinforces that they are no longer facing a class action of approximately 16,000 shippers for allegedly conspiring to set rail fuel surcharges in violation of the federal Sherman Antitrust Act
," Brown said.
His book The Antitrust Paradox simply reinterpreted the Sherman Antitrust Act
as entirely concerned with consumer welfare, defined narrowly as efficiently delivering goods at low prices.
MAX and Keller Williams of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act
by requiring brokers to make a "blanket, non-negotiable offer of buyer broker compensation."
The complaint alleges violations of the Sherman Act, a federal antitrust law, as well as violations of numerous state laws, including New Jersey's Antitrust Act
and Consumer Fraud Act
John Sherman (see Figure 2) was the proponent of the Sherman Antitrust Act
of 1890, which prohibited restraints in trade and abuse of monopoly power and gave the Justice Department broad enforcing powers.
William McKinley, who was elected president in 1896, generally was friendly toward business interests and did not attempt to use the Sherman Antitrust Act
of 1890 to challenge these mergers.
His administration worked to have Congress pass the Sherman Antitrust Act
to limit business monopolies, fought to protect voting rights for African American citizens in the South, preserved millions of acres for forest reserves and national parks, modernized the American navy, and negotiated several successful trade agreements with other countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Federal Trade Commission has increased from $84.4 million to $90 million the minimum threshold at which a proposed transaction is subject to pre-merger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act
. The FTC Bureau of Competition has issued an advisory to help parties determine the relevant deal thresholds and any resulting reporting obligations that apply based on when the filing is made, the transaction closes, and thresholds adjust.
The DOJ is focusing on the Clayton Antitrust Act
of 1914 while the FCC delves into the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Type of action: These consolidated class action cases are part of a multidistrict litigation against numerous automotive parts suppliers alleging violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act
, state antitrust statutes, and consumer protection statutes arising from a conspiracy to fix prices.
It would do this by amending the Sherman Antitrust Act
of 1890, the law used more than a century ago to break up the oil empire of John Rockefeller.