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William J. Baer

Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division

William J. Baer was sworn in as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division on January 3, 2013. Swearing-In Ceremony

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Recent Antitrust Case Filings

U.S. v. Flakeboard, et al.

November 7, 2014

U.S. v. NCM, et al.

November 3, 2014

U.S. v. Hitachi Metals, Ltd

October 31, 2014

U.S. v. Joseph J. Giraudo, et al.

October 22, 2014

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Amex, et al.

October 9, 2014

Closing Statement | Trial Exhibits | Opening Statement | Pre-Trial Memorandum

U.S. v. Apple, et al.

September 18, 2014

Opinion & Order

Motorola v. AU Optronics Corp., et al.

June 27, 2014

U.S. v. Bazaarvoice

May 8, 2014

Trial Exhibits | Opening Statement | Closing Statement | Rebuttal

U.S. and Plaintiff States v. US Airways and American

April 25, 2014

Final Judgment | Memorandum Opinion

Recent Speeches

Competition Matters: Enforcing the Antitrust Laws on Behalf of the American Consumer

October 24, 2014

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery at the National Asian American Coalition’s 11th Annual Homeownership and Economic Development Conference, delivered by Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer in San Diego, CA

Prosecuting Antitrust Crimes

September 10, 2014

Remarks as Prepared for the Georgetown University Law Center Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, delivered by Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer

Recent Consent Decree Review

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers/Broadcast Music, Inc.

August 15, 2014

Recent Press Releases

Eleven Northern California Real Estate Investors Indicted for Bid Rigging and Fraud at Public Foreclosure Auctions

November 20, 2014

Investigations have Yielded 47 Plea Agreements and Four Indictments to Date

Washington Gas Energy Systems Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million in Fines and Penalties for Conspiring to Obtain Federal Contracts

November 19, 2014

Scheme Involved Energy-Related Services at Government Buildings

Canadian Executive Extradited on Major Fraud Charges Involving a New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Site

November 17, 2014

Two Executives of Japanese Automotive Parts Manufacturers Indicted for their Role in a Conspiracy to Fix Prices and Rig Bids

November 14, 2014

Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Customer Allocation on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

November 13, 2014

Company Agrees to Pay $35.8 Million Criminal Fine

Justice Department Reaches $5 Million Settlement with Flakeboard, Arauco, Inversiones Angelini and SierraPine for Illegal Premerger Coordination

November 7, 2014

Department Obtains Civil Penalties of $3.8 Million and Disgorgement of $1.15 Million

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit to Stop National CineMedia from Buying Screenvision

November 3, 2014

Deal Would Combine the Only Two Major Cinema Advertising Networks, Resulting in Highter Prices to Advertisers and Harm to Movie Theaters Throughout the United States

Alabama Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud

October 31, 2014

Hitachi Metals Ltd. Agrees to Plead Guilty for Fixing Prices and Rigging Bids on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars

October 31, 2014

Company Agrees to Pay $1.25 Million Criminal Fine

Microsoft Case Filings

Joint Status Report on Microsoft’s Compliance with the Final Judgments

April 22, 2011

Second Modified Final Judgment

April 22, 2009


June 28, 2001

All Microsoft Case Filings


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