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U.S. Department of Justice Seal ANTITRUST DIVISION
WORKLOAD STATISTICS
FY 1980 - 1989
U.S. Department of Justice Seal

INVESTIGATIONS

Total Investigations by Type of Conduct1 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Sherman §1 219 162 139 136 135 130 169 125 115 93
Sherman §2 65 8 12 10 5 5 12 4 3 7
Clayton §7 59 68 85 79 105 107 120 132 88 108
Clayton §8 1 - - 1 1 - - - - -
Clayton §3 6 - - - - - - - - -
Others 27 17 26 19 11 12 6 9 10 12

Business Reviews 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Requested 26 18 23 26 20 28 27 25 23 13
Issued 22 18 23 26 20 28 522 32 18 15
  - Granted 16 13 19 22 18 28 34 28 13 7
  - Denied 3 - 3 1 1 - 1 1 - -
  - Declined 3 5 1 3 1 - 7 1 - 2
  - Withdrawn - - - - - - 10 2 5 6
Pending - - - - - - 193 12 17 15

Premerger Notifications 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Received 824 993 1,204 1,101 1,339 1,604 1,949 2,533 2,747 2,883
Investigations initiated 56 67 55 62 79 106 85 89 56 64
Number of cases filed 7 3 3 2 5 5 4 4 6 4

Preliminary Inquiries 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Initiated 241 198 205 181 181 180 222 174 134 141
Terminated 367 224 169 184 175 196 237 192 167 144
Pending 183 157 193 190 196 180 165 147 114 111

Civil Investigations 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Initiated 61 22 8 16 25 15 34 36 19 32
Terminated 72 62 26 11 12 17 34 31 28 32
Pending 76 36 18 23 36 34 34 39 30 30

CIDs Issued 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Total Number 910 552 286 230 1,1894 466 393 398 322 356
Documentary 447 194 97 50 102 56 10 20 9 18
Written 274 296 81 2 717 2 143 49 52 18
Oral 189 62 31 85 146 113 45 94 67 29
Documentary/Written5 - - 77 93 224 295 195 235 194 291

Grand Juries 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Initiated 48 34 49 48 48 58 51 59 63 47
Terminated 23 34 186 316 286 526 486 426 526 476
Pending 51 51 82 99 119 125 128 145 156 156

Cases Returned 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Criminal 20 40 61 42 52 23 31 38 26 21
Civil 6 13 6 2 5 4 - - - -
Informations filed7 35 30 30 55 48 24 22 54 61 65
Other - - - 18 - - - - - -

DISTRICT COURT ANTITRUST CASES

Total Civil Cases 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 28 26 18 10 14 11 6 15 11 6
Terminated 39 36 42 17 11 19 589 10 22 4
  - Won 32 36 31 15 8 13 44 7 21 3
  - Lost 5 - 3 2 1 2 10 - - -
  - Dismissed 2 - 8 - 2 4 4 3 1 1
Pending 112 102 78 71 74 66 14 19 8 10

Restraint of Trade-Civil 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 14 19 8 5 7 2 - 9 - -
Terminated 28 28 31 10 6 10 24 1 12 1
  - Won 26 26 23 10 4 6 22 1 11 1
  - Lost 1 1 1 - - 2 1 - - -
  - Dismissed 1 1 7 - 2 2 1 - 1 -

Oligopoly and Monopoly - Civil 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 1 1 - 1 - - - - - -
Terminated - - 2 2 - - 8 - - -
  - Won - - 1 - - - 4 - - -
  - Lost - - - 2 - - 3 - - -
  - Dismissed - - 1 - - - 1 - - -

Merger Cases 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 10 4 8 4 5 7 6 6 6 5
Terminated 8 8 9 5 3 8 22 8 5 2
  - Won 5 5 7 5 3 6 16 5 4 2
  - Lost 3 3 2 - - 1 5 - - -
  - Dismissed - - - - - 1 1 3 1 -

Damage Actions - Civil 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 1 - 1 - - - - - - -
Terminated - - - - 1 - - - - 1
  - Won - - - - 1 - - - - -
  - Lost - - - - - - - - - -
  - Dismissed - - - - - - - - - 1

Other Civil 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 2 2 1 - 2 1 - - 5 1
Terminated 3 - - - 1 1 4 1 5 -
  - Won 1 - - - - 1 2 1 5 -
  - Lost 1 - - - 1 - 1 - - -
  - Dismissed 1 - - - - - 1 - - -

Total Criminal Cases 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 55 70 94 98 100 47 53 92 87 86
Terminated 61 59 87 93 82 71 59 26 39 14010
  - Won 57 57 78 84 72 64 54 20 34 129
  - Lost 3 2 7 5 9 5 5 4 4 10
  - Dismissed 1 - 2 4 1 2 - 2 1 1
Pending 24 35 42 47 65 41 35 101 159 105

Restraint of Trade - Criminal 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 55 69 92 92 96 43 47 77 74 80
Terminated 58 59 85 91 81 65 52 23 29 123
  - Won 54 57 76 82 72 58 48 17 28 114
  - Lost 3 2 7 5 8 5 4 4 1 8
  - Dismissed 1 - 2 4 1 2 - 2 - 1

Oligopoly and Monopoly - Criminal 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed - - - - - - - - - -
Terminated - - - - - - - - - -
  - Won - - - - - - - - - -
  - Lost - - - - - - - - - -
  - Dismissed - - - - - - - - - -

Criminal Cases Charging Primarily Other Federal Crimes such as Perjury, Mail Fraud, Contempt, Obstruction of Justice, or False Statements 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed - 1 2 6 4 4 6 15 13 6
Terminated 3 - 2 2 4 6 9 9 10 17
  - Won 3 - 2 2 3 6 8 8 6 15
  - Lost - - - - - - 1 - 3 2
  - Dismissed - - - - 1 - - 1 1 -

APPELLATE CASES

Antitrust Division Cases
Court of Appeals
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 15 17 16 11 13 27 26 8 24 32
Terminated 19 23 13 23 14 19 19 10 21 19
  - Won 16 19 8 20 9 15 16 7 17 18
  - Lost 1 4 5 3 5 4 2 3 2 -
  - Dismissed 2 - - - - - 1 - 2 1

Antitrust Division Cases
Supreme Court
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 2 6 12 3 3 10 5 - 4 5
Terminated 9 5 9 2 - 8 3 4 2 2
  - Won 9 4 8 2 2 7 3 4 2 2
  - Lost - - - - - 1 - - - -
  - Dismissed - - 1 - - - - - - -

Amicus Cases
Court of Appeals
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 8 6 5 8 3 1 1 6 2 1
Terminated 7 4 - 3 7 2 1 7 2 1
  - Won 7 3 - 2 6 - 1 5 - 1
  - Lost - - - - 1 2 - 1 1 -
  - Dismissed - - - 1 - - - 1 1 -

Amicus Cases
Supreme Court
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 3 10 9 7 9 9 9 3 5 2
Terminated 3 7 2 3 10 7 8 2 4 1
  - Won 3 6 2 3 7 5 5 2 4 1
  - Lost - 1 - - 3 2 3 - - -
  - Dismissed - - - - - - - - - -

Other Agencies' Cases
Court of Appeals
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 312 275 173 311 313 373 248 189 129 124
Terminated 301 205 158 334 345 319 118 379 96 80
  - Won 294 132 124 155 208 148 60 94 49 26
  - Lost 8 11 13 25 28 25 16 76 12 18
  - Dismissed 19 62 21 154 109 146 42 107 35 36

Other Agencies' Cases
Supreme Court
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Filed 27 21 7 13 6 30 17 11 11 10
Terminated 24 16 4 6 9 14 10 13 4 7
  - Won 24 16 3 6 9 13 6 12 4 7
  - Lost - - 1 - - - 4 - - -
  - Dismissed - - - - - 1 - 1 - -

JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT11

JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Divestitures 5 8 7 7 5 5 4 5 4 3
Compliance reports 335 312 215 188 206 287 231 141 155 137
Decrees modified/terminated 17 16 60 39 9 17 20 11 8 15
Contempt cases 1 2 1 1 - - - - 1 1

Judgment Enforcement:
Modification/Termination Investigations12
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Initiated - 2 31 15 10 3 7 7 13 3
Terminated - 0 0 4 11 11 13 8 22 6
Pending - 2 33 44 43 35 29 28 19 16

CASE RESULTS

Indictments, Fines, and Sentences 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Individuals Indicted 72 83 103 113 104 36 60 116 78 76
Total Amount Individual Fines ($000) 667 660 1,585 1,463 1,176 846 1,152 1,636 1,996 2,892
  - No. Individuals Fined 27 33 42 46 45 43 44 42 53 54
No. Individuals Sentenced (Actual Jail) 15 49 54 51 32 11 16 15 30 32
No. Individuals Sentenced (Incl. Probation) 47 59 72 83 63 53 50 48 73 76
Total Number of Actual Jail Days (Sentenced Served) 1,381 7,041 5,940 6,543 3,181 1,356 2,725 1,994 5,892 7,473
Corporations Indicted 87 74 113 122 131 50 69 119 89 88
Total Corporations Fines ($000) 8,601 16,178 35,223 19,430 19,218 8,633 9,570 16,265 28,830 25,600
  - No. of Corporations Fined 64 77 105 88 92 83 56 66 83 86

Damages 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Total ($000)13 4,118 2,830 4,283 249 1,792 258 1,018 1,740 6,279 3,090
Pursuant to Crim. Cases ($000) 4,118 2,830 4,068 249 - 258 1,018 1,590 6,279 3,090
  - No. of Corporations 3 10 4 2 - 4 6 8 10 11
  - No. of Individuals - - 5 1 - - - - - 9
Pursuant to Civil Cases ($000s) - - 215 - 1,792 - - 150 - -
  - No. of Corporations - - 1 - 3 - - 1 - -
  - No. of Individuals - - - - - - - - - -

H-S-R Penalties 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Total Penalties ($000)14 - - - - 230 - 450 - 2,194 3,000
  - No. of Corporations - - - - 1 - 1 - 5 1
  - No. of Individuals - - - - - - - - 1 -

Total Corporation Contempt 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Fines ($000) - - - - 30 - 12 - 1,000 545
No. of Corporations Cited - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 1

Cases Won Without Completing Litigation 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Consent 27 32 28 15 10 18 7 8 1 4
Conviction by Pleas 45 57 73 76 61 61 45 54 67 84
Dismissed 3 3 11 3 3 3 - 3 2 1

PARTICIPATION IN BANK MERGER PROCEEDINGS 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Total Screenings 774 1,020 1,823 1,721 1,855 1,762 1,776 1,918 1,815 1,505
Total Letters 306 406 794 858 920 762 776 920 963 775
  - Savings and Loan Letters 9 2 16 16 8 11 14 36 77 126
  - Bank Holding Letters 8 4 5 3 3 3 5 2 4 1
  - Merger Letters 289 400 773 839 909 748 757 882 882 648

FILINGS IN REGULATORY AGENCY PROCEEDINGS 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Department of Transportation 9 9 17 6 4 - 33 15 4 -
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 5 12 - - - 1 - - -
Environmental Protection Agency - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
Federal Energy Regulatory Admin. 5 6 4 1 - 2 9 27 12 13
Securities and Exchange Comm. 1 1 2 6 4 2 2 3 1 -
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. - - 1 2 2 - 2 - - 1
Federal Reserve Board 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 - 1 -
Federal Communications Comm. 8 13 8 26 17 9 11 3 1 1
Federal Maritime Commission 5 17 1 1 3 3 7 7 3 2
Interstate Commerce Commission 19 21 6 15 23 8 13 16 13 -
Federal Home Loan Bank Board 2 3 4 2 1 1 4 - - -
International Trade Commission 6 5 3 2 - - - - - -
Postal Rate Commission - 1 2 1 5 1 1 - - -
Other 11 8 8 10 4 5 7 2 1 2

ADVICE TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Advice/Reports to Foreign Govts and International Organizations 55 33 56 49 64 52 27 33 67 85
Notifications to Foreign Govts and International Orgs15 - 40 31 37 44 51 47 53 46 38
Representation at/Negotiations with Foreign Govts and Intl Orgs16 - - 10 6 10 12 17 28 27 20
Applications for Export Trade Certificates17 - - - - 36 20 15 20 19 27
Certificates Issued - - - - 39 23 10 17 20 26

OTHER ANTITRUST ADVICE 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
4-F (Hart-Scott-Rodino) Information 62 50 20 22 24 16 11 8 4 6
Advice on Surplus Property 16 16 20 21 20 11 13 11 21 8
Meeting of Interagency Task Forces/Committees 29 7 24 17 20 18 18 30 11 10
Published Speeches
  - Assistant Attorney General 15 7 23 10 20 16 14 12 13 18
  - Others 29 18 22 12 24 14 5 7 5 2
Congressional Appearances 21 16 32 12 16 14 10 19 5 9
Cong/OMB Requests for Comments 275 256 307 276 361 235 374 341 369 368
White House Referrals 51 337 347 212 363 169 151 151 93 223
Congressional Correspondence 341 335 315 326 398 245 656 322 305 318
Statutory Reports 24 23 11518 14018 14818 11318 19 66 66 53

Other Antitrust Actions 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Joint Research and Development Filings19 - - - - - 31 21 24 32 37
FOIA Requests 374 400 332 427 355 406 308 268 265 250
Privacy Act Requests 30 56 24 15 18 28 11 13 16 7


FOOTNOTES

1 Does not include business reviews or premerger notifications.

2 Includes business reviews requested prior to FY 1986 but not acted upon until FY 1986.

3 Includes business reviews requested prior to FY 1986 but still pending final action. This is a new reporting line item.

4 Figures include an unusually large number of waste management CIDs filed by the former Special Trial Section, now the Professions and Intellectual Property Section.

5 New category - combined document and written CIDs served to one person, corporation, partnership or legal entity.

6 Suits have been filed as a result of the bid-rigging and price-fixing grand juries but the grand juries themselves are still on-going and have not terminated.

7 Defendants waived indictment by the grand jury and criminal informations were filed by the government.

8 There was one criminal contempt petition this fiscal year.

9 This unusually high number of civil cases terminated includes cases that were actually terminated in previous years but not reported as closed.

10 This unusally high number of criminal cases terminated includes cases that were actually terminated in previous years but not reported as closed.

11 This category of statistics does not include activity concerning the enforcement of the modified final judgment in the AT&T case.

12 This category reports investigation to determine whether a judgment should be modified or terminated. Figures are available only from FY 1981.

13 FY 1988 was the first year that large amounts of criminal damages were assessed. For proper accounting purposes, this category will provide information on both individual and corporate defendants.

14 New category - FY 1984 was the first year this type of penalty was assessed.

15 This is a new reporting category; statistics are available only from FY 1981.

16 This is a new reporting category; statistics are available only from FY 1982.

17 This is a new reporting category; statistics are available only from FY 1984.

18 Figures reflect an unusually large number of reports on Federal Coal Lease Applications and Reports on Offshore Oil Lease Applications.

19 This is a new reporting category; filings are a result of the National Cooperative Research Act of 1984 and, therefore, statistics are available only from FY 1985.