antitrust

adjective
an·​ti·​trust | \ ˌan-tē-ˈtrəst How to pronounce antitrust (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of antitrust

: of, relating to, or being legislation against or opposition to trusts or combinations specifically : consisting of laws to protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints and monopolies or unfair business practices

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The lawsuit, filed in federal court in 2016 by Napleton Automotive Group, alleged Fiat Chrysler violated antitrust and dealer franchise laws for financially rewarding dealers for falsifying sales reports. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Fiat Chrysler Settles Dealer Lawsuit Over Sales Reporting," 5 Apr. 2019 In 2000, it was determined that the company violated antitrust laws and exhibited predatory behavior, specifically towards to Netscape. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "Later, Navigator: How Netscape Won and Then Lost the World Wide Web," 4 Apr. 2019 The lawsuit, which does not seek specific monetary damages, asks a San Francisco federal judge to declare that Uber is in violation of federal antitrust laws and state anti-competitive laws. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Uber was “hell-bent on stifling competition,” new lawsuit alleges," 12 Dec. 2018 The iPhone maker was responding to an antitrust complaint Spotify filed earlier this week in Europe, in which the streaming-music company accused Apple of abusing the App Store to limit competition against its own Apple Music. ... Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Apple Defends App Store Against Spotify’s Antitrust Claims," 15 Mar. 2019 On top of this new legislation's Warren's plan would use existing antitrust legislation to decouple several high-profile mergers from the last several years. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Elizabeth Warren Calls to Break Up Amazon, Facebook, and Google," 8 Mar. 2019 The department’s antitrust division filed a notice of appeal Thursday in Washington federal court. David Mclaughlin And Andrew Harris / Bloomberg, Time, "Department of Justice Appeals Court Ruling That Allowed AT&T-Time Warner Merger," 12 July 2018 The department’s antitrust division filed a notice of appeal Thursday in Washington federal court. John Patrick Pullen, Fortune, "Justice Department to Appeal Antitrust Approval for AT&T-Time Warner Merger," 12 July 2018 For decades, the main yardstick in antitrust cases has been consumer welfare, which often boils down to prices. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Big Buyers Beware the New Trustbusters," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of antitrust

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antitrust was in 1888

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antitrust

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of antitrust

law : protecting against unfair business practices that limit competition or control prices

antitrust

adjective
an·​ti·​trust | \ ˌan-tē-ˈtrəst, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antitrust (audio) \

Legal Definition of antitrust

: of, relating to, or being legislation against or opposition to business trusts or combinations specifically : consisting of laws to protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints and monopolies or unfair business practices — see also Clayton Antitrust Act and Sherman Antitrust Act

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