Recent Structural Cases

Recent Structural Cases The most important antitrust cases of recent years involved three giant firms in two vitally important industries communications and computers. A view of the three cases reveals the flavor of modem thinking about antitrust policy. The AT&T...

Structure Is Bigness Badnees

Structure Is Bigness Badnees While price fixing and other illegal activities are important, the most visible antitrust cases concern the structure of industries rather than the conduct of companies. They consist of attempts to malt up large firms as well as preventive...

Recent Price-fixing Cases

Recent Price-fixing Cases An interesting academic case involved an investigation by the justice Department of the way that colleges and universities set tuition and scholarship aid. The government claimed that a small group of educational institutions conspired to...

Illegal Conduct

Illegal Conduct Some of the earliest antitrust decisions concerned legal behavior. The courts have ruled that certain kinds of collusive behavior’ are illegal-per se there is simply no defense that will justify these actions. The offenders cannot defend...

Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission In 1914 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was established to prohibit “unfair methods of competition and to warn against noncompetitive mergers. In 1938, the Fl’C was also empowered to ban false and deceptive advertising, To...