Litigation III Section
Industries and Commodities
The Litigation III Section (Lit III) is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of:
Federal and State Contacts
Radio and television: Lit III reviews radio and television mergers in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission.
Real estate: Lit III often works closely with the relevant state attorneys general, state legislatures, real estate boards, industry trade groups, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Selected Cases and Investigations
U.S. and Plaintiff States v. American Express
U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation
The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google, Inc.
U.S. v. Daily Gazette Company and MediaNews Group, Inc.
U.S. v. National Association of Realtors
U.S. v. VISA U.S.A. Inc., VISA International Corp., and MasterCard International Inc.
Related Guidelines and Reports
Competition in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry: A Report by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice
John R. Read, Chief
David C. Kully, Assistant Chief
Suite 4000, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and field office.
Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division