Antitrust laws are designed to promote healthy competition among businesses and thereby ensure consumer choice. When companies collude to set prices or affect a fair marketplace, consumers often pay the price.
The Antitrust Bureau of the Attorney General’s office investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the State and federal antitrust laws. Those laws are premised on two basic requirements: companies cannot agree to limit competition in ways that hurt consumers; and a single company cannot monopolize or try to monopolize an industry through unfair practices. Part of the Consumer Protection Division, the Attorney General’s Antitrust Bureau has been actively involved in several multi-state actions resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars for the benefit of Arkansas consumers.
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