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Key Antitrust Issues - Monopoly
Does domination of an industry or a market by one or a few large corporations necessarily violate antitrust laws?
Should the biggest firms in each industry be broken up?
The courts have found that monopoly per se is not illegal
If a company dominates the market because it offers a superior product or service, has invented something unique, or even because it is just lucky, that is not against the law
If, however, a firm uses its market dominance to restrain commerce, compete unfairly, or hurt consumers, then it may be found guilty of violating antitrust laws