The Antitrust Section
The Antitrust Section helps protect the free enterprise system by detecting anticompetitive practices and taking legal action to stop them. Acting as a watchdog to maintain a free and open marketplace, the section brings legal actions to recover overcharges paid by consumers and state agencies as the result of violations of state and federal antitrust laws. The section also reviews and challenges mergers which may result in consumers or state agencies paying higher prices or which will harm Pennsylvania?s economy. This section works with the Legislature, government agencies and, where appropriate, businesses, to eliminate laws and regulations that put anti-competitive restraints on the free enterprise system. The Antitrust Section also has an educational function, making attorneys available for lectures and public programs about antitrust issues throughout the state. The offices of the Section are located in Harrisburg.