The Attorney General’s Antitrust Division protects the people, state agencies and businesses of Massachusetts from anti-competitive practices and helps maintain and encourage a competitive and vibrant economy through fair and effective enforcement of antitrust laws. 

The Antitrust Division:

  • Investigates and challenges anti-competitive mergers, price-fixing agreements, and other illegal practices by companies, both local and national, that harm Massachusetts consumers and important state interests.
  • Promotes and protects competition in various industries directly affecting consumers including:  health care, high technology,  telecommunications, retail and transportation.
  • Obtains relief for consumers in the form of refunds for overcharges, civil penalties, and injunctions on offending businesses.
  • Advocates for effective competition policy at the state and national levels by filing legal briefs in important antitrust cases, engaging in policy initiatives, and promoting pro-competitive legislation.

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