The US DoJ prosecutes attempted collusion among business competitors in the construction sector (Nathan Nephi Zito)

On October 31, 2022, the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division (Division) made good on its intention earlier this year to revitalize efforts surrounding criminal enforcement of Section 2 of the Sherman Act when the president of a paving and asphalt contractor in Montana pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to monopolize the market for certain construction services in Montana and Wyoming. This is the Division’s first criminal prosecution of a Section 2 case in approximately 50 years. While criminal enforcement of antitrust laws has traditionally focused on per se anticompetitive agreements between two or more

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)

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Justin P. Murphy, Andrew Lee, Paul M. Thompson, The US DoJ prosecutes attempted collusion among business competitors in the construction sector (Nathan Nephi Zito), 31 October 2022, e-Competitions October 2022, Art. N° 109361

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