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.
- United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
- Federal Trade Commission
- ABA Section of Antitrust Law
State and Federal Antitrust Laws: