Antitrust matters

We investigate complaints alleging violations of state and federal antitrust laws within the State of Rhode Island. Because of their complexity and the large amount of anticipated discovery, the Attorney General investigates many matters as a member of various multistate working groups.

The Rhode Island Antitrust Act gives the Attorney General the statutory authority to institute suit against persons, corporations and other legal entities that are in violation of state or federal antitrust laws. The General Assembly enacted the Antitrust Act in 1979 and it applies to every type of economic activity having an impact on trade or commerce in Rhode Island adequate to support the jurisdiction of the Superior Court.