Tennessee Antitrust Attorney
Our economy is founded upon the concept that free, unrestrained trade benefits consumers, businesses, and entire communities. When companies engage in anticompetitive conduct that runs contrary to this notion, society suffers. Healthcare can be hit particularly hard when monopolistic acts prevent providers from serving their patients. While both the federal government and Tennessee have enacted antitrust laws, some organizations find their way around the prohibitions. Plus, government oversight may be lacking.
You do have options as a Tennessee business owner. It is possible to enforce federal and state antitrust laws through a private lawsuit, and our antitrust lawyers at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., can help. We have represented many organizations as plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit to fight monopolies and collusion. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with an experienced Tennessee antitrust attorney, and read on for an overview of how these cases work.
U.S. and Tennessee Antitrust Laws
There are three sets of laws that allow you to seek remedies when other businesses engage in anticompetitive acts:
- The Sherman Act;
- The Clayton Act; and,
- Tennessee’s Unlawful Restraint of Trade and Discrimination.
The Tennessee statute closely mirrors the first two, which are federal antitrust laws. All prohibit collusion or monopolistic conduct that restrains trade. They also allow companies to pursue a private cause of action when their interests are harmed by such legal violations as:
- Unlawful contracts or agreements in restraint of trade;
- Collusion and other illegal business arrangements;
- Price discrimination, group boycotts, and bid rigging; and,
- Creation of monopolies or other combinations that result in market dominance.
This unlawful activity can be difficult to identify and investigate, and the statutes are highly complex. Therefore, you should work with a Tennessee antitrust lawyer who has extensive knowledge of both state and federal statutes.
Your Rights as a Tennessee Business Owner
Officials in Tennessee and at the federal level have the power to enforce antitrust laws and even press criminal charges in some cases. However, their actions do not reimburse you for your losses due to anticompetitive conduct. Plus, the relevant government agencies may decline to pursue the case. As a business owner, delays and lack of action cost you money with every passing day.
Through a private lawsuit allowed by law, you can sue a monopolistic organization and maintain control over the entire process. Our antitrust legal team at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., can help you recover monetary damages and seek equitable relief to enjoin violations of law.
This area of law is highly specific and complex. In the field of antitrust, you need a lawyer who has extensive knowledge of the statutes, as well as finely tuned investigative skills to pinpoint collusion and monopolistic acts.
Trust a Tennessee Antitrust Attorney to Help with Legal Remedies
If your company has been adversely affected by another organization’s unlawful acts, please call (312) 624-7642 to reach the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. We can set up a consultation to review your situation and develop a legal strategy for enforcing your rights. You can also check out our website to learn more about your rights and remedies under antitrust laws.