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Antitrust law is based on the notion that the economy functions best when competitors have limits for permitted activities. It is a philosophy that favors the free market, but places reasonable limits on the activities of businesses participating in the marketplaces.

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  • What Are Monopolies and Why Are They Bad?
      by HG.org

    Aside from the board game, a lot of people may not really know what a monopoly is. They make their way into the news once in a while, but what does it really mean when something becomes a monopoly and why do we care? Everyone says they are bad, but why?

  • Immoral But Not Always Illegal: Price Gouging After Natural Disaster
      by HG.org

    The recent floods in Colorado have brought a problem to the forefront: post-disaster price gouging. While 35 states have made this a crime, there are still 15, Colorado included, where this is merely considered capitalism.

  • Merger of American Airlines and US Airways After Bankruptcy May Face Anti-Trust Law Issues
      by HG.org

    A bankruptcy judge in New York has endorsed a plan to merge American Airlines and US Airways. That approval, however, is contingent upon the outcome of an anti-trust lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice which asserts that such a merger would deprive the marketplace of choice and competition.

  • Video Deposition Formats - What They Are and How to Choose

    This article was written to help explain the various video formats available to attorneys after conducting a video deposition.

  • What to Look for in a Video Deposition

    This article is an attempt to illuminate both the rudimentary and nuanced strategies required to consistently produce high-quality video depositions. I often worry that attorneys who order them are unaware that the footage for which they have paid dearly, is of exceedingly poor production value. The bottom line: all video depositions should look nearly identical (except for the witness, of course); it is the means by which that end is achieved that separates excellence from inferiority.

  • Clinical Integration and the Rochester Network Advisory Opinion
      by Ruder Ware

    The Rochester Network Advisory Opinion is one of the few sources that we have to get a glimpse of what is required for a health care organization to "clinically integrate." Clinical integration is one method to reduce risk under the antitrust laws. Some of the details of the advisory opinion are discussed and analyzed by provider integration attorney John Fisher.

  • Shareholder Buy-sell Agreements for Medical Corporations

    In this article I explain shareholder buy-sell agreements for physicians and medical corporations. A buy-sell agreement (also called a shareholders agreement) protects the corporation from the physician / shareholders, specifically their death, loss of license, disability, divorce and dispute.

  • Attorneys: Five Tips to Sour Your Relationship With Your Court Reporter

    A recent meeting of court reporting firm owners from across the country began with an ice breaker. In two minutes each table was challenged to list as many things lawyers do that frustrate us. As a representative from each table read off their lists, among growing laughter and groans, clear trends were revealed. It seems the top five ways to sour your relationship with your court reporter are:

  • North Africa and the Middle East: Opportunities and Threats Posed by Patent Systems

    The states of North Africa and the Middle East are high growth markets, having recently achieved growth rates higher than many so-called “industrialized countries.” Unfortunately, these developments have not been accompanied by the kind of patent protections that would apply in countries with longer histories of technological innovation. The NA/ME States are at a cross roads and it is timely to consider how their systems for the protection of technology measure up to international standards.

  • The Sherman Act - Antitrust Legislation

    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act is the fundamental basis of American antitrust legislation. While later laws would expand upon the definition and enforcement of antitrust as a legal concept, the Sherman Act has been the foundation of antitrust law for over one hundred years in the United States.


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