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  • High Court Must Overturn State-Sponsored Cartels

    Come Tuesday, the national pastime will be the subject of oral arguments in a portentous Supreme Court case. This pastime is not baseball but rent seeking — the unseemly yet uninhibited scramble of private interests to bend government power for...
  • High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition

    High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition
    States have the power to license doctors and lawyers, and prevent others from offering consumers medical or legal services at a lower cost. But what about the licensing of floral designers, cosmetologists, hair braiders, interior designers or casket...
  • Supreme Court considers if state board serves public or limits competition

    Supreme Court considers if state board serves public or limits competition
    The Supreme Court could rein in state licensing boards that critics argue have become antitrust "cartels" that hurt consumers and hinder competition. The high court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving dentists who used their control over a state...
  • Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA

    Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA
    As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening of an antitrust lawsuit filed...
  • NCAA compared to 'cartel' during testimony at antitrust trial

    NCAA compared to 'cartel' during testimony at antitrust trial
    The federal antitrust trial against the NCAA challenging the multibillion-dollar college sports industry’s compensation practices, and its long-held notion of amateurism, moved through its second day Tuesday with more questioning of a Stanford...
  • Experts in NCAA antitrust case duel over broadcast rights

    Experts in NCAA antitrust case duel over broadcast rights
    As the antitrust trial against the NCAA wore into its fourth day Thursday, dueling experts disagreed on whether student athletes have a legal right to their names, images and likenesses that they could sell to live telecasters of collegiate games. The...
  • NCAA will appeal ruling in Ed O'Bannon antitrust case

    NCAA will appeal ruling in Ed O'Bannon antitrust case
    Two days after losing a major antitrust case in federal court, the NCAA announced Sunday it would appeal the decision, which challenges its long-standing definition of amateurism in college sports. "We remain confident that the NCAA has not violated...
  • UCLA's Brett Hundley welcomes ruling in antitrust case involving NCAA

    UCLA's Brett Hundley welcomes ruling in antitrust case involving NCAA
    Quarterback Brett Hundley said he was pleased with the ruling by a federal judge in an antitrust case that the NCAA's ban on payments to college athletes for use of their names and images unreasonably restrains trade. "It's something that needed to be...
  • How is the SAT not an anti-trust violation? [Letter]

    How is the SAT not an anti-trust violation? [Letter]
    Marin Langlieb, the young junior from Dulaney High School who questions the SAT will do well in the future ("The SAT is execrable (look it up)," Aug. 4). She does not need the SAT. Why is this third party organization (a business) combining with a...
  • Regulators Ready to Take the Field for Dodgers Dispute

    The impasse over rights to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which has left 70% of television viewers in the market unable to access broadcasts of the hometown baseball team's games, indicates that there may just be a limit to the stratospheric cost of sports...
  • Cigarette-maker Reynolds to buy Lorillard in $25 billion deal

    Reynolds American Inc. will buy Lorillard Inc. for $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette makers in a deal that includes the sale of the top-selling U.S. e-cigarette to Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group. The deal, which gives Reynolds...