Employees responsible for setting prices, preparing bids, and who communicate with competitors whether through trade associations or other ways
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US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall referred to antitrust laws as the “Magna Carta of free enterprise.” Without these laws, competition would suffer and the likely results would be fewer choices, higher prices, and poor service. Who wants that? Antitrust laws not only benefit you as a consumer but also your organization, by protecting it against those who conspire to limit competition. Understanding what constitutes a violation of antitrust law can help you avoid breaching the law and saddling your organization, and yourself, with serious fines and penalties. This course describes behaviors that may violate antitrust law and explains how to respond appropriately to potential antitrust violations.
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Understanding Antitrust Issues
- identify behaviors that are likely to violate antitrust law
- take appropriate action to avoid violating US antitrust law