antitrust acts


antitrust acts
Federal and state statutes to protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints, price discriminations, price fixing, and monopolies. Most states have mini-antitrust acts patterned on the federal acts. The principal federal antitrust acts are: Sherman Act (1890); Clayton Act (1914); Federal Trade Commission Act (1914); Robinson-Patman Act (1936).
- combination in restraint of trade
- price-fixing
- restraint of trade

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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