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Let’s Bust Some 21st Century Trusts

By Mark Pulliam | Sep 5, 2017

During the Gilded Age, so-called “captains of industry” such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan led an industrial revolution that transformed the nation with technological innovation, creating for Americans unparalleled improvements in the average standard of living and amassing great personal fortunes in the process. The spectacular success—and enormous power—of these newly minted tycoons earned them the sobriquet “Robber Baron,” even as their ruthless business tactics, such as Rockefeller’s cartelization of the oil industry through trusts, fostered new laws to regulate anti-competitive business practices, notably the 1890 Sherman Act. These measures are called “antitrust” laws, an often-forgotten tribute to the dynastic Standard Oil Trust, which at its peak controlled the refining of 90 to 95 percent of all oil produced in the United States.

Author claims copyright infringement

By Annie Cosby | Dec 12, 2014

A Harris County man is suing over claims Chicago University Press published a book using copyrighted material from his own book without his permission.

Windy City residents giving to Texas gubernatorial candidate’s campaign

By David Yates | May 6, 2014

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – From renowned authors to trial lawyers, Chicago residents are filling the campaign coffers of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

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