Antitrust Civil Process Act Law and Legal Definition

The Antitrust Civil Process Act (Act) is a federal legislation that prescribes the procedures for an antitrust action by way of a petition in the U.S. district court. The Act supplements existing laws against unlawful restraints and monopolies, and also for other purposes. The Act makes available any civil remedy in any court of the U.S. with respect to any restraint upon or monopolization of interstate or foreign trade or commerce. The Act is applicable to all those activities that are engaged in preparation for a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or similar transaction, which, if consummated, may result in an antitrust violation.[In re Petition of Ezell, 446 So. 2d 253, 256 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 5th Dist. 1984)]