Antitrust and Trade Regulation

Many people have never heard of antitrust laws, but enforcement of these laws saves consumers millions and even billions of dollars a year. The Federal Government enforces three major Federal antitrust laws, and most states also have their own. The three major Federal antitrust laws are The Sherman Antitrust Act, The Clayton Act, and The Federal Trade Commission Act.This is FindLaw's collection of Antitrust and Trade Regulation articles, part of the Business Operations section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Articles
    • New Antitrust Risks for Private Equity Firms?
      Courtesy of West LegalEdcenter's The M&A Lawyer . Subscribe now to get timely, in-depth coverage of Mergers and Acquisitions legal news. The market intelligence agency Mlex has reported that Goldman Sachs ("GS") has received a "statement of ...

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    • North Carolina Employment Law-FAQs
      A. North Carolina is an "at-will" state. This means that a private employer may discharge an employee, with or without notice, for any reason or no reason at all. There are, however, a few exceptions. If the discharge was for an illegal reason, an ...

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    • Non-Compete Agreements Protect Competitive Edge, TOO
      A recent column about preventing trade secret theft in today's competitive business environment focused on drafting and enforcing agreements not to disclose confidential information. Another tool available for protecting trade secrets is the ...

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    • Noncompete Agreements
      In Moores Pump and Supply, Inc. v. Laneaux, 727 So.2d 695 (La. App. 3d Cir. 1999), the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a preliminary injunction against a former employee of Moores Pump and Supply, Inc. (Moores). The former employee ...

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    • Physician Non-Compete Agreements, June 1999
      We wanted to let you know about an important recent decision by the Arizona Supreme Court concerning the enforcement of non-compete agreements. that use such agreements with their physician employees and shareholders. In Valley Medical Specialists ...

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    • Reflections on Credit Card Practices and Legislative Reform Proposals
      The growth in consumer use of credit cards over the past three decades has transformed the American economy, placing in consumers' hands one of the most powerful financial innovations since the dawn of money itself. Credit cards have transformed the ...

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    • New Florida Statute on Restrictive Covenants
      The Florida Legislature's recent passage of Section 542.33, Florida Statutes (the "Statute"), has once again swung the pendulum representing the enforceability of non-competition agreements more in favor of employers. This Statute not only affects ...

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    • Non-Competition Agreements
      Many of our clients have inquired in recent years whether non-competition agreements are actually legally binding. The answer to this question does vary from state to state. However, there is some commonality among many state statutes. The recent ...

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    • Information for Victims and Witnesses Who Report Fraud Crimes
      Federal law enforcement professionals are concerned about victims and witnesses of financial crimes. As a victim or witness, you probably have questions about how your case will be investigated, what services and information will be available to ...

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    • New Requirements for Obtaining and Using Credit Reports
      On September 30,1997, the Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act went into effect. The CCRRA imposes new requirements on employers who use credit reports to evaluate applicants for employment, or to evaluate current employees for promotion or ...

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