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NFL aims to keep rivalries on field in clothing case

On the field, the National Football League’s 32 teams compete fiercely. Off the field, they would rather not. The league next week will ask the U.S. Supreme Court for a broader shield from antitrust lawsuits, one that would let teams ...

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Monsanto’s role in seed business revealed

Confidential contracts detailing Monsanto Co.’s business practices reveal how the world’s biggest seed developer is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops, an Associated Press investigation has found. With ...

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House panel votes to repeal insurance antitrust exemption

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted to repeal the insurance industry’s federal antitrust exemption in a move aimed at spurring competition and controlling the cost of premiums. The panel, in a 20-9 vote, approved legislation to ban companies from engaging ...

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Monsanto says DuPont antitrust claims would slow patent case

Monsanto Co., which is suing to prevent DuPont Co. from producing soybean seeds that combine the companies’ herbicide-resistant traits, said DuPont’s antitrust counterclaim may slow the case by years and confuse jurors. Monsanto, the world’s biggest seed maker, wants the ...

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Appeal filed in case against A-B, InBev

A group of beer drinkers wants a federal appeals court to reinstate its antitrust lawsuit against Belgium-based InBev and St. Louis’ own Anheuser-Busch. After U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton dismissed the lawsuit earlier this month, San Francisco lawyer Joseph ...

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Varney announces break with Bush antitrust policies

The Obama administration on Monday revoked a Bush administration antitrust policy, calling it an impediment to the government’s ability to fight anti-competitive conduct by dominant companies. The approach under former President George W. Bush “raised too many hurdles” to limiting ...

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Antitrust class action suit filed against LSAT testing firm

The Kaplan test-preparation company was sued in an antitrust complaint over its “domination” of the market for LSAT test preparation. The class action lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. The plaintiff, Corey Kearse, says Kaplan, owned by Washington ...

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U.S. antitrust nominee promises more aggressive enforcement

Christine Varney, nominated to become the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust chief, promised to be more aggressive in challenging anti-competitive mergers than former President George W. Bush’s administration.  “We must rebalance legal and economic theories in antitrust analysis and enforcement,” Varney ...

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