San Antonio Antitrust Lawyers
The U.S. economy is built upon free trade, so consumers, businesses, and entire communities can be hit hard when organizations form monopolies or collude. The problem is especially profound in healthcare, where anticompetitive tactics affect providers and patients. Though there are statutes prohibiting barriers to free trade at the federal and state level, not all companies comply with the law. Plus, government officials may decline to take action. Fortunately, you can seek protection of your interests through a private antitrust lawsuit.
Our antitrust attorneys at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. have considerable experience representing businesses in civil actions to fight monopolistic practices. This area of law is highly detailed and very unique, as it requires meticulous knowledge of the strategies that companies use to collude in violation of the law. Please contact our firm to learn more about how a San Antonio antitrust lawyer can help, and read on for some important information.
U.S. and Texas Antitrust Statutes
San Antonio business owners can take advantage of two federal antitrust statutes when faced with anticompetitive acts. Both the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act allow private entities to file a civil lawsuit if another organization harms their interests through:
- Unlawful contractual relationships;
- Monopolies and other illegal business arrangements;
- Monopolistic conduct, including price discrimination, group boycotts, and bid rigging; and,
- Creation of mergers and acquisitions that lead to market power dominance.
The Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act of 1983 contains many of the same prohibitions and also allows a private right of action. For this reason, you should work with an antitrust attorney who has extensive knowledge of laws and court decisions at both the state and federal level.
Take Action Against Collusion
The Texas Attorney General is tasked with pursuing entities that violate antitrust laws, but the office may not act quickly enough to protect your business interests. Delays can be costly, as your company is suffering financial hardship with every passing day. When you file a private lawsuit under antitrust statutes, you maintain control over the proceedings. You may be entitled to recover damages, attorneys’ fees, and an injunction ordering the offending company to cease its monopolistic tactics.
Our antitrust legal team at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. is prepared to take on the battle in court to protect your interests. We know that the key to success is an intense investigation into the colluding entity’s practices, especially since the target organization will do all it can to hide legal violations. Our antitrust attorneys work diligently to pinpoint exactly how the misconduct affects your business.
Consult with a San Antonio Antitrust Lawyer About Anticompetitive Practices
If your company is being negatively affected by restraints on free trade, please call (312) 624-7642 to reach the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. We are happy to schedule a consultation to review your circumstances and tell you more about your legal remedies under antitrust laws. You can also visit us online to learn more about our legal services representing clients in antitrust matters.