Antitrust laws include both state and federal laws that were developed in order to put limitations on businesses in order to help prevent monopolies from forming and also to help ensure businesses compete fairly in the marketplace. Antitrust laws also serve to protect consumers.  There are numerous specific actions which may be covered under Florida antitrust law, and as such it is important to have a full understanding of these before making the decision to take legal action.

Under state and federal antitrust laws, businesses are prohibited from forming or attempting to form a monopoly, a situation where one business is entirely in control of an industry or is the only provider of a specific service or product.  Additional actions prohibited by antitrust law include:

  • Civil conspiracy
  • Price fixing
  • Price discrimination
  • Unlawful relationships with competitors
  • Collective refusal to deal / group boycott
  • Market division
  • Unlawful joint ventures
  • Tying
  • Exclusive dealing

Related violations may include: trade libel, misrepresentation, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and tortious interference.

If you are currently dealing with a legal matter involving an antitrust violation, it is crucial that you understand your rights in this situation. At Orner Law, LLC, we can offer you the experienced and personalized legal representation you need. A South Florida business litigation lawyer can meet with you to discuss your unique situation and whether you are entitled to financial compensation due to any losses you or your company have incurred as a result of an antitrust violation. We help clients throughout Boca Raton and the surrounding areas in South Florida and are standing by to see how we can assist you.

With offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Orner Law, LLC serves clients throughout South Florida.

Contact a South Florida antitrust violation attorney at Orner Law, LLC today for your initial consultation. We are here to protect your interests and your future.