Boulder Antitrust Attorneys
U.S. and Colorado antitrust laws are intended to promote free, fair trade and protect companies from anticompetitive practices. Still, many organizations disregard these statutes and continue to engage in illegal monopolistic tactics. Their conduct threatens your business interests, particularly in healthcare when additional victims include patients. Antitrust laws allow aggrieved organizations to file a private lawsuit, but the provisions are intricate and complicated. Plus, you face extreme hurdles in trying to investigate antitrust violations when the offending company hides them.
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., our antitrust lawyers have extensive experience in this complex legal field. We have a keen understanding of the statutes and know what investigative strategies work in exposing anticompetitive conduct. Please contact our office to set up a consultation with one of our Boulder antitrust attorneys, and review some important information about your rights and remedies.
Antitrust Laws in the US and Colorado
Two key federal antitrust statutes prohibit conduct that restrains free trade, but they also provide private business owners with options to file for damages and equitable relief in civil court. You may sue a monopolistic entity for violations of the Sherman Act and/or Clayton Act if your organization is negatively affected by:
- Business combinations or conspiracies to form a monopoly;
- Agreements to collude or contractual arrangements that disrupts competition;
- Any attempts to create a monopoly, even if the plan was not fully carried out;
- Other violations of antitrust laws, including price fixing, exclusive dealings agreements, group boycotts, and similar strategies.
The Colorado Antitrust Act of 1992 includes many of the same provisions as the federal statutes. Though the Attorney General is charged with pursuing monopolistic entities or conduct, the law also gives private business owners legal remedies. It is possible to sue the offending entity in civil court, where you can seek monetary damages and injunctive relief in the form of a cease and desist order.
Our Boulder Antitrust Lawyers Can Assist with a Private Lawsuit
Any business dispute can be complex, but antitrust cases involve detailed aspects of the law that even seasoned attorneys may not fully understand. Collusion, monopolistic conduct, and other anticompetitive practices are difficult to detect. You put your business interests and financial future at risk unless you work with highly skilled, knowledgeable antitrust lawyers. At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., we have an entire practice group dedicated to representing companies in antitrust matters.
Get Legal Help from Our Boulder Antitrust Attorneys
If you are a Colorado business owner suffering the ill effects of monopolistic practices, both state and federal antitrust laws protect your interests. The statutes allow you to file a lawsuit against the offending company, but these cases are unlike other forms of litigation. You need an antitrust lawyer that focuses on these matters and has specific skills in uncovering anticompetitive conduct. To hear more about your legal options, please contact the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. You can call our office at (312) 624-7642 to schedule a consultation, or check us out online to learn more about our legal services in the area of antitrust law.