Domina Law Group pc llo is one of only a few Great Plains law firms with an interest and a practice
in antitrust and unfair competition law. Antitrust and unfair competition
describe domination of markets by firms with market power which they use
to squeeze out new entrants or competitors.
Antitrust violations can occur when a hospital excludes other hospitals
from market involvement, or a group of physicians exclude a new specialist
in their practice area from market participation.
Much antitrust concern in the early 21st century centers on the huge size
of corporate interests in some sectors of the American economy. In agriculture,
market power and antitrust, or unfair competition, concerns are focused
on domination of the seed industry by Monsanto; domination of beef markets
by three packers, Tyson Fresh Meats, J.B.F. Swift, and Excel; and domination
of swine markets by a handful of companies involved in pork slaughter.
Domina Law Group pc llo led efforts by representatives of America’s
cattle industry in efforts to rein in antitrust activity and unfair competition
in the only such case submitted to a jury in decades, winning a jury verdict
of nearly $1.3 billion. The verdict was reversed on appeal, and since
then Domina Law Group pc llo lawyers have participated actively, and aggressively,
in efforts to reinvigorate producer-protective legislation and enforce
The firm continues to actively consider and consult, in antitrust matters.
Pickett v. Iowa Beef Processors
209 F.3d 1276, 1280-81 (11th Cir. 2000)
Pickett v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
420 F.3d 1272, 1280 (11th Cir. 2005)
The Debilitating Effects of Concentration on Markets Affecting Agricultural Products