Category Archives: antitrust

College Board Antitrust Settlement Warning To Other Associations About Anti-Competitive Policies & Practices

The National Association for College Admission Counseling and its member organizations (“NACAC”) will eliminate and no longer enforce a series of requirements historically limiting the ability of colleges and universities (“colleges”) to compete for the recruitment of first-year and transfer students long included in the NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices ( “Ethics Rules”) under a proposed agreement reached with the Justice Department to settle a civil antitrust lawsuit that charged the NACAC and its members with violating the antitrust rules.  Along with eliminating barriers that previously limited competition among colleges for new and transfer students, the lawsuit and its settlement provide an important reminder to other associations and their members about the need to ensure contracts, codes of conduct or other policies or practices don’t improperly fix prices or bids, allocate market share or otherwise restrict or prohibit competition among competitors. Continue reading

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Live Nation & Radio Music License Committee Targeted In Justice Department Antitrust Activity

Justice Department entertainment industry enforcement action to protect ticketholders & competitors highlights new general antitrust enforcement activism Continue reading

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