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US Department of Justice Antitrust Division

US Department of Justice (Washington)

The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles. The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division is a law enforcement agency that enforces the U.S. antitrust laws. It has exclusive jurisdiction over American criminal antitrust prosecutions, and shares jurisdiction with the Federal Trade Commission over civil antitrust cases.

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46602 Bulletin

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ strikes plea deals with two companies which conspired to rig bids on piping and insulation projects in Connecticut (BC Flynn Contracting / Axion Specialty Contracting)

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Two Companies Plead Guilty in Bid Rigging Scheme for Insulation Contracts* These are the Sixth and Seventh Defendants to Plead Guilty in this Investigation BC Flynn Contracting Corp. (BC Flynn) and Axion Specialty Contracting LLC (Axion) pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ files a lawsuit alleging that the tournament system of determining the pay for poultry processors constitutes an abusive exchange of information (Cargill / Jonathan Meng / Sanderson Farms / Wayne Farms)

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit and Proposed Consent Decrees to End Long-Running Conspiracy to Suppress Worker Pay at Poultry Processing Plants and Address Deceptive Abuses Against Poultry Growers* Decree Provisions Would Stop the Exchange of Compensation Information, Ban President of Data (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ receives plea of guilt to antitrust charges from commercial flooring contractor and its former president (Commercial Carpet Consultants / Jerry P Watson)

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Commercial Flooring Contractor and Its Former President Plead Guilty to Antitrust Charges* Fourth Corporation and Seventh Individual Charged in an Ongoing Investigation Commercial Carpet Consultants Inc., a Chicago-based commercial flooring contractor, and its former president, Jerry P. (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas indicts a federal military contractor for bid-rigging following a grand jury decision (Aaron Stephens)

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Military Contractor Indicted for $15 Million Bid-Rigging Scheme and Conspiracy to Defraud the United States* A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Texas returned an indictment charging a military contractor for rigging bids on public military contracts in Texas and Michigan and (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas convicts a former healthcare staffing executive for obstructing an investigation (Neeraj Jindal)

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Former Health Care Staffing Executive Convicted of Obstructing FTC Investigation into Wage-Fixing Allegations* Today, a Texas man was convicted of obstructing a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation, following an eight-day trial in the Eastern District of Texas. “Lying to federal (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ indicts individuals in Florida for bid-rigging and for conspiring to eliminate competition among their companies and secure sales for a pre-arranged winner (O’Brien / LaRoche / Dailey)

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Three Florida Men Indicted for Rigging Bids and Defrauding the U.S. Military* Defendants Submitted Sham Bids for More than Five Years A federal grand jury in the Middle District of Florida returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging three Florida men with conspiring to rig (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento receives a plea agreement from a former contract manager for his role in a bid-rigging and bribery scheme (Yong)

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Former Caltrans Contract Manager Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Bribery* First Guilty Plea in Ongoing Investigation at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) A former contract manager for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) pleaded guilty today for his (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ announces withdrawal of shipping equipment giants merger after it refused their settlement proposal and threatened to sue them (Cargotec / Konecranes)

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Shipping Equipment Giants Cargotec and Konecranes Abandon Merger After Justice Department Threatens to Sue* Deal Would Have Eliminated Competition for Shipping Container Handling Equipment and Harmed the Global Supply Chain Cargotec Corporation (Cargotec) confirmed today that it has abandoned (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee indicts 2 individuals and 4 companies for price-fixing DVDs and Blu-Ray discs sold on an e-commerce platform (Victor Btesh / Bruce Fish / BDF / Michelle’s DVD Funhouse)

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Two Individuals and Four Companies Indicted for Price Fixing DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs Sold on the Amazon Marketplace* A federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tennessee, returned an indictment charging two individuals and four companies with participating in a conspiracy to fix prices of DVDs and (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ and Department of Labor strengthen partnership to protect workers through greater coordination and information sharing, cross-agency training and outreach

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Departments of Justice and Labor Strengthen Partnership to Protect Workers* The Agencies Will Enhance Enforcement Efforts Through Greater Coordination and Information Sharing, Cross-Agency Training and Outreach The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the Labor Department signed a (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan accepts a guilty plea by a German national for leading a parking heaters price-fixing conspiracy (Espar / Hohensee)

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Fugitive Executive Pleads Guilty in Parking Heaters Price-Fixing Conspiracy* A German national pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Michigan to leading a price-fixing conspiracy from 2007 to 2012 and was sentenced to time served. Volker Hohensee, a German national and onetime Canadian (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ and the Federal Maritime Commission reaffirm and strengthen partnership to promote fair competition in the shipping industry

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Justice Department and Federal Maritime Commission Reaffirm and Strengthen Partnership to Promote Fair Competition in the Shipping Industry* The Justice Department and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) today reaffirmed their continuing commitment to jointly enforcing competition laws and (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ sues to block a merger between a healthcare technology provider and a health company which would result in the use of competitively sensitive claims data of millions of Americans to reduce competition and innovation (UnitedHealth Group / Change Healthcare)

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Justice Department Sues to Block UnitedHealth Group’s Acquisition of Change Healthcare* Acquisition Would Allow Health Care Giant to Use Competitively Sensitive Claims Data of Hundreds of Millions of Americans to Reduce Competition and Innovation to the Detriment of Health Insurance Consumers (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ and FBI announce an initiative to deter, detect and prosecute those who would exploit supply chain disruptions to engage in collusive conduct

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Department of Justice Announces Initiative to Protect Americans from Collusive Schemes Amid Supply Chain Disruptions* Initiative Puts Business Community on Notice that the Antitrust Division is Looking Out for Companies that Would Exploit Supply Chain Disruptions to Engage in Anticompetitive (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina convicts a former engineering company executive for bid-rigging and fraud schemes targeting the North Carolina Department of Transportation on more than 300 aluminium structure projects (Contech Engineered Solutions / Brent Brewbaker)

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Former Engineering Executive Convicted of Rigging Bids and Defrauding North Carolina Department of Transportation* A former executive of Contech Engineered Solutions LLC was convicted today in New Bern, North Carolina, for his participation in bid-rigging and fraud schemes targeting the North (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ announces from its ongoing investigation that 3 more sellers from a major online retail platform plead guilty to price fixing DVDs and Blu-ray discs (Morris Sutton / Emmanuel Hourizadeh / Raymond Nouvahian / Amazon Marketplace)

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Three Amazon Marketplace Sellers Plead Guilty to Price Fixing DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs in Ongoing Investigation* A New Jersey man and two New York men pleaded guilty yesterday to fixing the prices of DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs sold on the Amazon Marketplace. According to court documents filed in (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ AG Merrick B. Garland issues statement of principles and commitments with the Secretary of Agriculture to protect against unfair and anticompetitive practices in the agriculture sector

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Justice Department and Agriculture Department Issue Shared Principles and Commitments to Protect Against Unfair and Anticompetitive Practices* Speaking at a White House event focused on competition in agriculture, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ files a civil antitrust lawsuit against a restaurant chain owner and investment fund operator for violating the pre-transaction notification and waiting-period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (Biglari)

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Biglari Holdings Inc. to Pay Civil Penalty for Repeat Violation of Antitrust Pre-Transaction Notification Requirements* The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ announces that it is seeking additional public comments on whether it should revise the 1995 Bank Merger Competitive Review Guidelines

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Antitrust Division Seeks Additional Public Comments on Bank Merger Competitive Analysis* The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced today that it is seeking additional public comments until Feb. 15, 2022, on whether and how the division should revise the 1995 Bank Merger (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut indicts a former manager of a major aerospace engineering company and five executives of outsource engineering suppliers for participating in a long-running conspiracy to restrict the hiring and recruiting of employees among their respective companies (Mahesh Patel / Robert Harvey / Harpreet Wasan...)

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Six Aerospace Executives and Managers Indicted for Leading Roles in Labor Market Conspiracy that Limited Workers’ Mobility and Career Prospects* A federal grand jury in Bridgeport, Connecticut, returned an indictment yesterday charging a former manager of a major aerospace engineering company (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ requires substantial divestitures and the waiving of the non-compete agreement before clearing a merger between two information providers (S&P Global / IHS Markit)

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Justice Department Requires Substantial Divestitures and Waiver of a Non-Compete for S&P to Proceed with its Merger with IHS Markit* Divestitures Will Preserve Competition Among Commodity Price Reporting Agencies and Waiver of Non-Compete Will Promote Competition for the Sale of Retail Gas (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ requires divestitures following the proposed merger between a national dairy company and a food and beverage producer (Lactalis / Kraft Heinz)

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Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Lactalis’s Acquisition of Kraft Heinz’s Natural Cheese Business in the United States* Divestitures of Kraft Heinz’s Athenos and Polly-O Businesses Will Preserve Competition in the Sale of Feta and Ricotta Cheese The Department of Justice announced (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ secures new guilty pleas by two Belgian former security services executives in an ongoing investigation into rigging bids in national defense procurement contracts (G4S Secure Solutions)

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Former Security Services Executives Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids for Department of Defense Security Contracts* Two former employees of G4S Secure Solutions NV (G4S NV), pleaded guilty today to criminal antitrust charges stemming from their involvement in a conspiracy to rig bids, fix prices, (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ indicts a commercial flooring executive for a money laundering charge as part of a long-running bid-rigging investigation (Michael Zmijewski)

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Commercial Flooring Executive Indicted on Money Laundering Charge as Part of a Long-Running Bid Rigging Investigation* A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Illinois returned a one-count indictment charging Michael Zmijewski for his role in a money laundering conspiracy involving (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges four executives and companies for price fixing in an ongoing investigation into the broiler chicken industry (Koch Foods / McGuire / Stiller)

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Four Executives and Company Charged with Price Fixing in Ongoing Investigation into Broiler Chicken Industry* A federal grand jury in Denver, Colorado, returned an indictment yesterday charging Koch Foods, headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois, for participating in a nationwide conspiracy to (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ requires substantial divestitures in the merger between two national manufacturing companies to protect consumers and small businesses (Gray / Quincy)

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Justice Department Requires Substantial Divestitures in Gray’s Acquisition of Quincy to Protect American Consumers and Small Businesses* Gray and Quincy Must Divest 10 Broadcast Television Stations in Seven Local Markets The Department of Justice announced today that it will require Gray (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US AG Merrick Garland gives a statement on the decision to terminate the planned $30 billion merger of the second and third largest insurance brokers in the world (Aon / Willis Tower Watson)

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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Statement on Aon and Willis Towers Watson Decision to Terminate Merger Agreement* Decision Follows DOJ Lawsuit to Prevent Harmful Consolidation and Preserve Competition Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today released the following statement on Aon plc’s (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ indicts a kidney dialysis services provider and its CEO in an ongoing investigation of labor market collusion in the health care industry (DaVita)

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DaVita Inc. and Former CEO Indicted in Ongoing Investigation of Labor Market Collusion in Health Care Industry* A federal grand jury in Denver returned a two-count indictment charging DaVita Inc. and its former CEO, Kent Thiry, for conspiring with competing employers not to solicit certain (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ fines a Belgian security services company $15 million for bid-rigging and price-fixing in national defense procurement (G4S Secure Solutions)

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Belgian Security Services Firm Agrees to Plead Guilty to Criminal Antitrust Conspiracy Affecting Department of Defense Procurement* Company to Pay $15 Million Criminal Fine G4S Secure Solutions NV (G4S), a Belgian security firm, has agreed to plead guilty for its role in a conspiracy to rig (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ announces that a North Carolina engineering firm pleads guilty to decade-long bid rigging and fraud scheme (Contech Engineered Solutions / Brent Brewbaker)

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Engineering Firm Pleads Guilty to Decade-Long Bid Rigging and Fraud Scheme* Company Sentenced to Pay $7 Million in Criminal Fine and Over $1.5 Million in Restitution to North Carolina Department of Transportation A North Carolina engineering firm was sentenced today after pleading guilty to (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ requires substantial divestitures in the merger between a grain company and a Japanese association of agricultural cooperatives to protect American farmers (Zen-Noh / Bunge)

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Justice Department Requires Substantial Divestitures in Zen-Noh Acquisition of Grain Elevators from Bunge to Protect American Farmers* Zen-Noh Must Divest Nine Grain Elevators so that Farmers Along the Mississippi River and Its Tributaries Continue to Have the Same Number of Options to Sell (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ approves a merger between two Midwestern banks subject to the divestment of 13 selected local bank branches (Huntington Bancshares / TCF Financial)

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Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Huntington Bancshares Incorporated’s Acquisition of TCF Financial Corporation* Thirteen Branches in Michigan will be Divested — Ensuring Bank Customers Have Access to Competitively Priced Products and Services The Department of Justice announced today (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges two clinical directors with fixing wages for health care workers and obstructing the FTC’s investigation (Neeraj Jindal / John Rodgers)

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Second Individual Charged with Fixing Wages for Health Care Workers and Obstructing FTC Investigation* A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Texas returned a superseding indictment charging two Texas men with conspiring to fix prices by lowering rates paid to certain health care (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ requires a waste management company to divest its assets in five states to proceed with the acquisition of its competitor (Republic / Santek)

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Justice Department Requires Republic Services to Divest Assets to Proceed with Santek Acquisition* Divestiture Will Preserve Competition in Markets for Small Container Commercial Waste Collection and Municipal Solid Waste Disposal in Six Local Markets in Five States The Department of Justice (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ reaches a settlement with two leading central Pennsylvanian healthcare providers regarding their merger (Geisinger Health / Evangelical Community Hospital)

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Justice Department Resolves Antitrust Case Against Leading Central Pennsylvania Health Care Providers* Settlement Protects Hospital Competition in this Region The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement with Geisinger Health (Geisinger) and Evangelical Community (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ announces that foreign language training companies admitted to participating in a conspiracy to defraud the United States (CLCI / Berlitz)

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Foreign-Language Training Companies Admit to Participating in Conspiracy to Defraud the United States* Two providers of foreign-language services, Comprehensive Language Center Inc. (CLCI), based in the Washington, D.C., area, and Berlitz Languages Inc. (Berlitz), based in New Jersey, were (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas indicts a health care company for labor market collusion (Surgical Care Affiliate)

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Health Care Company Indicted for Labor Market Collusion* A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Surgical Care Affiliates LLC and its related entity (collectively SCA), which own and operate outpatient medical care centers across the country, for agreeing with competitors (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ gives permission to three States to join its antitrust lawsuit against a Big Tech company for maintaining monopolies in search and search advertising (Google)

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Three Additional States Ask Court To Join Justice Department Antitrust Suit Against Google* Today, the Attorneys General of Michigan and Wisconsin filed for permission to join the antitrust lawsuit filed by the United States and eleven other state Attorneys General against monopolist Google. (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ requires divestiture of commercial health insurance business for a healthcare merger in New Hampshire to proceed (Harvard Pilgrim / Health Plan Holdings)

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Justice Department Requires Divestiture of Tufts Health Freedom Plan in Order for Harvard Pilgrim and Health Plan Holdings to Proceed With Merger* Divestiture Will Preserve Competition for Commercial Health Insurance in New Hampshire The Department of Justice announced today that it would (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ requires divestiture of digital do-it-yourself tax preparation business for the merger of financial software companies to proceed (Intuit / Credit Karma)

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Justice Department Requires Divestiture of Credit Karma Tax for Intuit to Proceed with Acquisition of Credit Karma* Divestiture Will Preserve Competition for Digital Do-It-Yourself Tax Preparation Products The Department of Justice announced today that it is requiring Intuit Inc. and Credit (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ files a case and simultaneous settlement requiring an association to repeal and modify certain rules to provide transparency (National Association of Realtors)

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Justice Department Files Antitrust Case and Simultaneous Settlement Requiring National Association of Realtors® To Repeal and Modify Certain Anticompetitive Rules* Settlement Will Increase Competition to the Benefit of American Homeowners and Homebuyers and Allow for Innovation in Brokerage (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ signs a memorandum of understanding with Korean prosecution service to promote increased cooperation and communication on criminal antitrust enforcement and policy in both countries

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Justice Department Signs Antitrust Memorandum of Understanding with Korean Prosecution Service* Yesterday, the Department of Justice signed an antitrust Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korean Prosecution Service (KPS). The MOU is designed to promote increased cooperation and (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ announces that the president of a company pleaded guilty to rigging bids in the commercial flooring market (Delmar E. Church Jr.)

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President of Commercial Flooring Company Pleads Guilty to Rigging Bids in Violation of Federal Antitrust Laws* Delmar E. Church Jr., the president and one of the principal owners of a Chicago-area commercial flooring company, pleaded guilty for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids and fix (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ sues to block a global credit card company’s proposed acquisition of a leading financial data aggregation company (Visa / Plaid)

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Justice Department Sues to Block Visa’s Proposed Acquisition of Plaid* Acquisition Would Eliminate Nascent Competitor Plaid and Prevent Disruption of Visa’s Monopoly in Online Debit Today, the Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to stop Visa Inc.’s $5.3 billion acquisition of (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ files enforcement action against global management consulting company as part of its investigation into global credit card company’s proposed acquisition of a fintech company (Visa / Plaid)

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Justice Department Files Enforcement Action Against Bain & Company As Part of Its Investigation Into Visa Inc’s Proposed Acquisition of Plaid Inc* Petition against Third Party Seeks to Enforce Compliance with the Department’s Civil Investigative Demand Today, the Department of Justice filed (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ conditionally clears a merger in markets for small container commercial waste collection and municipal solid waste disposal in over 50 local markets in 10 States (Waste Management / Advanced Disposal Services)

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Justice Department Requires Waste Management To Divest Assets In Order To Proceed With Advanced Disposal Services Acquisition* Divestiture Will Preserve Competition in Markets for Small Container Commercial Waste Collection and Municipal Solid Waste Disposal in Over 50 Local Markets in 10 (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ indicts engineering firm and its former executive for a decade-long scheme to rig bids and defraud the North Carolina Department of Transportation (Contech Engineered Solutions / Brent Brewbaker)

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Engineering Firm And Its Former Executive Indicted On Antitrust And Fraud Charges* North Carolina Department of Transportation Targeted in Decade-Long Scheme A federal grand jury in Raleigh, North Carolina returned an indictment charging Contech Engineered Solutions LLC and Brent Brewbaker, a (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ and 11 State AGs start a landmark court case against a Big Tech company for exclusionary agreements in the search and search advertising markets (Google)

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Justice Department Sues Monopolist Google For Violating Antitrust Laws* Department Files Complaint Against Google to Restore Competition in Search and Search Advertising Markets Today, the Department of Justice — along with eleven state Attorneys General — filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the District of Colorado indicts six additional individuals on charges of price fixing and bid rigging in ongoing broiler chicken investigation (Timothy Mulrenin / William Kantola / Jimmie Little / William Lovette / Gary Roberts / Rickie Blake)

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Six Additional Individuals Indicted On Antitrust Charges In Ongoing Broiler Chicken Investigation* A federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado, returned a superseding indictment charging six additional defendants for their roles in a previously indicted conspiracy to (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ applauds the US President’s authorization of The Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement And Reform Permanent Extension Act

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Department Of Justice Applauds President Trump’s Authorization Of The Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement And Reform Permanent Extension Act* On October 1, President Donald J. Trump signed into law a continuing resolution that contains the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ issues positive Business Review Letter to financial derivatives trade organization for its proposed amendments to address interest rate benchmarks (International Swaps and Derivatives Association)

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Justice Department Issues Favorable Business Review Letter To ISDA For Proposed Amendments To Address Interest Rate Benchmarks* The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced today that it has completed its review of the proposal by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Middle District of Florida indicts former cancer center president for participation in a long-running antitrust conspiracy (Dr. William Harwin)

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Former Cancer Center President Indicted For Participation In Long-Running Antitrust Conspiracy* A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Dr. William Harwin, founder and former President of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute LLC (FCS), for conspiring to allocate (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ announces that a former currency trader at a major multinational bank is sentenced to jail and required to pay a fine for participating in price-fixing and bid-rigging (Akshay Aiyer)

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Former Foreign Exchange Trader Sentenced To Prison For Price Fixing And Bid Rigging* Akshay Aiyer, a former currency trader at a major multinational bank, was sentenced to serve eight months in jail and ordered to pay a $150,000 criminal fine for his participation in an antitrust conspiracy to (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia indicts ready-mix concrete company and individuals for price-fixing and bid-rigging (Evans Concrete)

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Ready-Mix Concrete Company And Individuals Indicted For Fixing Prices And Rigging Bids In Violation Of Antitrust Laws* A federal grand jury returned an indictment against one company and four individuals for their roles in a long-running conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate markets (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ signs antitrust cooperation framework with US FTC and competition authorities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

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Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Signs Antitrust Cooperation Framework With Australia, Canada, New Zealand, And United Kingdom* Multilateral Mutual Assistance and Cooperation Framework aims to boost international cooperation efforts Today, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ reaches settlement with new stricter conditions and fines a telecom company’s merger after finding violations of the original conditions (CenturyLink / Level 3 Communications)

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Justice Department Brings Enforcement Action Against Centurylink* In Significant Action, CenturyLink Agrees to Extend Term, Appoint Independent Monitor, and Reimburse Taxpayers for the Costs and Fees of the Violations The Department of Justice announced today that CenturyLink, Inc. has agreed (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Southern District of New York terminates long-standing Paramount consent decrees, thereby allowing after 7 decades the classic movie studios to form closer agreements with movie distributors (Paramount Pictures)

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Federal Court Terminates Paramount Consent Decrees* A federal court in the Southern District of New York today terminated the Paramount Consent Decrees, which for over seventy years have regulated how certain movie studios distribute films to movie theatres. The review and termination of these (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ sues to a block merger between a hospital system and an independent community hospital in central Pennsylvania (Geisinger Health / Evangelical Community Hospital)

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Justice Department Sues To Block Geisinger Health’s Transaction With Evangelical Community Hospital* Transaction Reduces Hospital Competition in Central Pennsylvania The U.S. Department of Justice sued today to block Geisinger Health’s partial acquisition of its close rival, Evangelical (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ clears merger of major financial trading platform and major financial data provider (Refinitiv / London Stock Exchange Group)

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Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the Closing of Its Investigation of London Stock Exchange Group and Refinitiv* Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice issued the following statement today in connection (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ issues a letter for monoclonal antibody manufacturers to expand their production and allows exchange of information during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Department Of Justice Issues Business Review Letter To Monoclonal Antibody Manufacturers To Expedite And Increase The Production Of Covid-19 Mab Treatments* The United States Department of Justice announced today that it will not challenge proposed efforts by Eli Lilly and Company, AbCellera (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges sixth pharmaceutical company for fixing prices, allocating customers a bid-rigging in the ongoing investigation into the generic pharmaceutical industry (Taro Pharmaceuticals)

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Sixth Pharmaceutical Company Charged In Ongoing Criminal Antitrust Investigation* Fifth Company to Admit It Fixed Prices of Generic Drugs Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (Taro U.S.A.) has been charged for conspiring to fix prices, allocate customers, and rig bids for generic drugs, the (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges a Louisiana company with conspiracy to defraud the Government and violate the Procurement Integrity Act (Cajan Welding & Rentals)

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Louisiana Company Charged With Conspiracy To Defraud The Government And Violate The Procurement Integrity Act* United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser and Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, announced that CAJAN WELDING & (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ congratulates the merger of telecom operator on closing the agreed divestiture with a satellite TV company (T-Mobile / Dish / Boost)

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Justice Department Congratulates T-Mobile And Dish For Closing The Boost Divestiture* T-Mobile US Inc. (T-Mobile) and Dish Network Corporation (Dish) announced today that they closed T-Mobile’s divestiture of Boost Network (Boost) to Dish. Boost was legacy Sprint Corporation’s prepaid wireless (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges fifth pharmaceutical company in ongoing criminal antitrust investigation into fixing prices of generic drugs (Glenmark Pharmaceuticals)

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Fifth Pharmaceutical Company Charged In Ongoing Criminal Antitrust Investigation* Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA was charged for conspiring to fix prices for generic drugs, the Department of Justice announced today. The charge, filed today in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court for the Northern District of California sentences former CEO of canned tuna company to prison for price fixing (Christopher Lischewski / Bumble Bee Foods)

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Former Bumble Bee CEO Sentenced To Prison For Fixing Prices Of Canned Tuna* Christopher Lischewski, former Chief Executive Officer and President of Bumble Bee Foods LLC, was sentenced to serve 40 months in jail and pay a $100,000 criminal fine for his leadership role in a three-year antitrust (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ files first charges in an ongoing investigation into price-fixing by major broiler chicken producers (Jayson Jeffrey Penn / Mikell Reeve Fries / Scott James Brady / Roger Born Austin)

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Senior Executives at Major Chicken Producers Indicted on Antitrust Charges* First Charges Filed in Ongoing Investigation into Fixing Prices of Broiler Chickens A federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado, returned an indictment against four executives for their role in (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ allows collaboration among the nation’s leading hog farmers to address meat shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (National Pork Producers Council)

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Department of Justice Supports National Pork Producers Council’s Ability to Combat Meat Shortage* The Department of Justice (Department) issued a letter to today to the National Pork Producers Council, the nation’s leading association of hog farmers, to address its proposed responses to (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ files proposed final judgment with US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio requiring divestiture following historic arbitration win (Novelis / Aleris)

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Justice Department Requires Divestiture Following Historic Arbitration Win* Divestiture Will Preserve Competition for Aluminum Automotive Body Sheet in North America The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed a proposed final judgment with the U.S. District Court for the (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ fines generic pharmaceutical company $24.1million for fixing price of widely used cholesterol medication and files for deferred prosecution agreement (Apotex)

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Generic Pharmaceutical Company Admits to Fixing Price of Widely Used Cholesterol Medication* Apotex Corp. Agrees to Pay a $24.1 Million Criminal Penalty Apotex Corp., a generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in Florida, was charged with fixing the price of the generic drug pravastatin, (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ announced that the second and third largest textbook publisher abandoned their merger after the DOJ expressed serious concerns about the harm to competition (McGraw-Hill Education / Cengage Learning)

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Cengage and McGraw-Hill Terminate Merger Agreement in Response to Antitrust Concerns* Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc. and McGraw-Hill Education Inc. mutually agreed to abandon their plans to merge after the Department of Justice informed the companies it had serious concerns that the (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ blocks the acquisition of a major dairy farmer’s fluid milk processing plants but approves a third dairy farmer buying the plants (Dairy Farmers of America / Dean Foods / Prairie Farms)

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Justice Department Requires Divestitures as Dean Foods Sells Fluid Milk Processing Plants to DFA out of Bankruptcy* Department Also Closes Investigation into Acquisition of Other Dean Plants by Prairie Farms The Department of Justice announced today the conclusion of its investigation into (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ welcomes the UK Competition Authority’s prohibition of a merger between two travel technology companies resulting in the parties abandoning merger worldwide, even though in the US the DoJ’s prohibition was rejected by US District Court (Sabre / Farelogix)

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Statement from Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim on Sabre and Farelogix Decision to Abandon Merger* Sabre Corporation and Farelogix, Inc. announced today the termination of their merger agreement. The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on Aug. 20, 2019, to block (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges leading cancer treatment center with conspiring to allocate medical and radiation oncology treatments for cancer patients in Southwest Florida and enters a deferred prosecution agreement for the remainder of the cartel investigation (Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute)

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Leading Cancer Treatment Center Admits to Antitrust Crime and Agrees to Pay $100 Million Criminal Penalty* Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute LLC (FCS), an oncology group headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, was charged with conspiring to allocate medical and radiation (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ issues a positive Business Review Letter to a drug wholesale company and announces it will not challenge collaborative efforts in procuring healthcare supplies used to treat COVID-19 patients (AmerisourceBergen)

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Justice Department Issues Business Review Letter to AmerisourceBergen Supporting Distribution of Critical Medicines Under Expedited Procedure for COVID-19 Pandemic Response* The Department of Justice announced today that it will not challenge collaborative efforts of AmerisourceBergen (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ allows an association of competing production companies to operate an online platform for offering their services with safeguards in place to avoid potential for anticompetitive conduct (Association of Independent Commercial Producers)

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Justice Department Issues Business Review Letter to the Association of Independent Commercial Producers* The Department of Justice announced today that it will not challenge a proposal by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) to operate an online platform for advertisers (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ agrees to a civil settlement with an additional firm involved in a bid-rigging that targeted fuel supply contracts for military bases in South Korea (Jier Shin Korea / Sang Joo Lee)

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DOJ Agrees to Civil Settlement with Additional Firm Involved in Bid Rigging and Fraud Targeting Defense Department Fuel Supply Contracts for U.S. Military Bases in South Korea* South Korea-based company Jier Shin Korea Co. Ltd., and its president, Sang Joo Lee, have agreed to pay $2 million to (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ issues a positive Business Review Letter to medical supplies distributors and announces it will not challenge their collaborations supporting Project Airbridge under the expedited procedure for the COVID-19 pandemic response (McKesson / Owens & Minor / Cardinal Health / Medline Industries / Henry Schein)

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Department of Justice Issues Business Review Letter to Medical Supplies Distributors Supporting Project Airbridge Under Expedited Procedure for COVID-19 Pandemic Response* The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that it will not challenge collaborative efforts of McKesson Corporation, (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US District Court of Columbia enters the final judgment regarding the merger of the third and fourth-largest telecommunication providers and allows for proposed structural remedies to proceed (T-Mobile / Sprint)

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Court Enters Final Judgment in T-Mobile/Sprint Transaction : Order Allows Divestitures to Proceed* Today, a federal district court in Washington, D.C., concluded that the Antitrust Division’s resolution of its challenge to the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint was in the public interest and (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ requires divestitures in a merger of two national defence contractors to address vertical and horizontal antitrust concerns (United Technologies Corporation / Raytheon)

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Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Merger Between UTC and Raytheon to Address Vertical and Horizontal Antitrust Concerns* Divestitures Will Preserve Competition in the United States for Military Airborne Radios, Military GPS Systems, and Reconnaissance Satellite Components The (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DOJ extends its timing of merger investigations by 30 days and allows electronic filing of Hart-Scott-Rodino submissions among special measures due to COVID-19

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Justice Department Announces Antitrust Civil Process Changes for Pendency of COVID-19 Event* Process Changes Will Ensure that the Department Can Carry Out Its Enforcement Mission While Protecting the Health and Safety of Its Employees and the American Public The Department of Justice (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ warns businesses against price-fixing, bid-rigging, and market sharing in the manufacturing or the distribution as well as the sale of public health products in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Justice Department Cautions Business Community Against Violating Antitrust Laws in the Manufacturing, Distribution, and Sale of Public Health Products* The Department of Justice today announced its intention to hold accountable anyone who violates the antitrust laws of the United States in (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges two executives with conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices in the market for commercial flooring (Robert A. Patrey Jr. / Kenneth R. Smith)

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Two Commercial Flooring Executives Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids in Violation of Federal Antitrust Laws* Two commercial flooring executives, Robert A. Patrey Jr. and Kenneth R. Smith, pleaded guilty for their role in an antitrust conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for commercial flooring (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ wins historic arbitration of a merger dispute forcing the merging parties to fully divest their entire aluminum auto body sheet operations in North America (Novelis / Aleris)

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Justice Department Wins Historic Arbitration of a Merger Dispute* Novelis Inc. Must Divest Assets to Consummate Transaction with Aleris Corporation The Department of Justice prevailed in a first-of-a-kind arbitration, which will resolve a civil antitrust lawsuit challenging Novelis’s proposed (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ charges extradited former automotive parts executive with for his role in an international market allocation and bid-rigging conspiracy involving the sale of instrument panel clusters to several automobile producers (Eun Soo Kim / Continental Automotive Korea)

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Extradited Former Automotive Parts Executive Pleads Guilty to Antitrust Charge* Fugitive for Nearly Five Years, Extradited to the United States and Pleads Guilty to Antitrust Conspiracy Eun Soo Kim, a former key accounts manager for Continental Automotive Korea Ltd. and a Korean national, was (...)

US Department of Justice Antitrust Division The US DoJ reaches deferred prosecution agreement with pharma company fined a record criminal penalty for a domestic antitrust case (Sandoz)

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Major Generic Pharmaceutical Company Admits to Antitrust Crimes : Sandoz Inc. Agrees to Pay a $195 Million Criminal Penalty, the Largest for a Domestic Antitrust Case* Sandoz Inc., a generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in New Jersey, was charged for conspiring to allocate customers, (...)

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