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U.S. Department of Justice Seal ANTITRUST DIVISION
WORKLOAD STATISTICS
FY 1970 - 1979
U.S. Department of Justice Seal

INVESTIGATIONS

Total Investigations by Type of Conduct(1) 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Sherman §1 232 391 285 307 202 274 263 330 162 225
Sherman §2 24 43 20 27 22 14 15 25 21 20
Clayton §7 173 133 147 174 107 77 84 110 96 152
Clayton §8 16 5 6 7 1 7 4 1 2 1
Clayton §3 2 4 4 9 - 3 - - - 2
Robinson-Patman 2 13 2 10 - 1 - - - -
Others 24 4 1 4 6 5 8 18 9 7

Hot Line Calls 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Received - - - - - - - 148 226 140
Antitrust related - - - - - - - 77 124 33
Forwarded for action - - - - - - - 39 - 25
Investigations opened - - - - - - - 11 3 -

Business Reviews 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Requested 16 14 18 22 18 20 30 30 24 16
Granted 9 10 9 15 14 17 24 20 18 14
Denied 2 0 5 4 1 3 6 5 3 1
Declined 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1
Withdrawn 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Premerger Notification 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Received - - - - - - - - 147 859
Investigations initiated - - - - - - - - 20 101
Number of cases filed - - - - - - - - 0 9

Assigned Screening Investigations 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Initiated - - - - - - - - 167 136
No. of industries - - - - - - - - 38 89
Preliminary inquiries resulting from screenings - - - - - - - - - 30

FBI Investigations 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Initiated 14 9 4 9 5 19 2 3 1 0
Terminated 18 15 8 13 6 8 5 13 4 3
Pending 34 27 26 19 18 28 25 6 3 0

Preliminary Inquiries 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Initiated 375 462 462 361 385 265 311 277 243 329
Terminated 463 417 417 341 362 314 310 387 284 345
Pending 494 531 531 543 574 525 519 365 324 308

CIDs 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
No. of CID investigations
  - Initiated 43 31 32 22 18 15 14 43 39 46
  - Terminated 36 27 27 22 31 22 32 31 33 42
  - Pending 87 89 88 93 80 71 53 60 66 73
No. of CIDs issued 123 135 97 127 27 45 66 246 359 700
  - Documentary - - - - - - - 188 164 367
  - Written - - - - - - - 23 119 301
  - Oral - - - - - - - 32 76 32

Grand Juries 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Initiated 23 43 32 34 37 37 50 48 27 38
Terminated 17 15 27 35 29 44 33 53 52 51
Indictments returned
  - Criminal 5 6 16 17 21 14 12 10 18 18
  - Civil 3 3 12 8 8 11 6 7 14 9
Pending 46 69 67 73 81 75 92 86 61 49
Referrals to U.S. Attorneys 2 - - 2 - 4 7 1 23 6
Referrals to State Agencies - - 2 8 5 7 2 2 36 26

DISTRICT COURT ANTITRUST CASES

Total Civil Cases 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 54 52 72 42 33 37 45 34 27 31
Terminated 49 44 44 50 48 24 40 36 48 33
  - Won 43 42 41 44 42 13 31 27 39 29
  - Lost 4 1 1 5 3 5 5 4 3 0
  - Dismissed 2 1 2 1 3 6 4 5 6 4
Pending 88 96 124 116 101 114 119 108 87 85

Restraint of Trade - Civil 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 15 14 31 19 10 29 18 19 20 14
Terminated 17 16 16 21 26 9 14 13 22 26
  - Won 16 16 16 21 24 7 11 10 20 24
  - Lost 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
  - Dismissed 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 2

Oligopoly and Monopoly - Civil 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 11 15 13 5 6 3 5 2 0 2
Terminated 8 11 9 7 2 7 7 3 1 2
  - Won 8 11 9 7 2 2 4 2 1 2
  - Lost 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0
  - Dismissed 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0

Merger Cases 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 15 24 19 16 13 3 7 4 7 11
Terminated 22 11 20 18 14 7 15 13 14 1
  - Won 18 10 18 13 10 4 9 9 10 0
  - Lost 3 1 0 4 2 3 4 3 3 0
  - Dismissed 1 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 1 1

Damage Actions - Civil 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 4 1 1 0 2 6 1 1 3 4
Terminated 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 3
  - Won 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2
  - Lost 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  - Dismissed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Pending

Other Civil 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 14 4 11 5 6 2 15 3 1 5
Terminated 9 8 1 6 8 2 9 7 11 5
  - Won 8 7 1 5 8 0 9 6 8 4
  - Lost 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
  - Dismissed 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 1

Total Criminal Cases 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 5 12 15 20 34 35 20 37 31 27
Terminated 11 10 12 21 18 19 35 29 34 33
  - Won 10 9 12 17 15 16 33 19 29 33
  - Lost 0 1 0 3 3 3 2 8 4 0
  - Dismissed 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0
Pending 14 16 19 18 34 50 35 38 35 29

Restraint of Trade - Criminal 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 4 9 14 19 21 29 16 34 27 24
Terminated 10 8 12 18 17 12 31 23 28 28
  - Won 9 7 12 16 14 12 30 16 26 28
  - Lost 0 1 0 2 13 0 1 6 2 0
  - Dismissed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Oligopoly and Monopoly - Criminal 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 0 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 0 0
Terminated 0 0 1 2 2 3 1 3 0 1
  - Won 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 1
  - Lost 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
  - Dismissed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Criminal Cases Charging Other Federal Crimes (Perjury, Obstruction of Justice, Mail Fraud, False Statements, etc.) 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 17 5 11 5 15 10 19 5 7 4
Terminated 1 2 0 1 1 6 4 4 6 7
  - Won 1 2 0 0 1 3 3 2 3 7
  - Lost 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 0
  - Dismissed 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

APPELLATE CASES

Antitrust Division Cases
Court of Appeals
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 5 2 4 4 10 14 10 11 21 4
Terminated 3 3 4 1 12 5 7 14 14 7
  - Won 3 2 3 1 9 4 6 7 13 6
  - Lost 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 7 1 1
  - Dismissed 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Antitrust Division Cases
Supreme Court
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 4 8 6 9 6 7 6 8 11 4
Terminated 2 3 4 4 5 4 1 2 3 2
  - Won 2 2 2 3 3 3 1 1 2 2
  - Lost 0 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 0
  - Dismissed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Amicus Cases
Court of Appeals
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 2 2 0 2 4 2 1 1 6 1
Terminated 0 1 2 4 2 2 3 0 4 1
  - Won 0 1 2 3 2 2 3 0 2 1
  - Lost 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
  - Dismissed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Amicus Cases
Supreme Court
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 0 1 5 1 2 1 1 1 6 3
Terminated 1 1 0 4 2 1 2 2 6 2
  - Won 1 0 0 4 2 1 2 2 6 2
  - Lost 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  - Dismissed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Other Agencies' Cases
Court of Appeals
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 142 145 150 156 182 209 208 190 201 186
Terminated 147 126 131 176 122 185 122 105 112 50
  - Won 75 72 60 96 56 107 54 42 62 34
  - Lost 24 14 17 22 20 59 23 18 21 4
  - Dismissed 48 40 54 58 46 49 45 45 29 12

Other Agencies' Cases
Supreme Court
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Filed 10 6 1 17 24 6 16 8 12 5
Terminated 12 7 13 19 23 11 12 15 9 3
  - Won 10 6 12 17 23 10 10 15 8 3
  - Lost 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  - Dismissed 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 0

JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT

Judgment Enforcement 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Divestitures 7 5 3 5 18 37 21 21 25 2
Compliance investigations 12 18 12 13 15 19 19 40 48 11
Compliance reports 62 65 100 112 115 140 140 311 313 360
Judgment interpretation or modification 5 8 6 6 8 27 27 31 23 9
Contempt cases 1 1 0 2 4 4 4 5 4 1
Other enforcement inquiries 37 50 46 54 35 50 50 65 73 65
Decrees requiring compliance program
  - No. of decrees 8 12 13 25 27 7 5 15 13 21
  - No. of companies 42 30 38 61 77 14 14 48 43 96

CONSUMER AFFAIRS PROCEEDINGS(2)

Civil (excludes 22A's) 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Initiated - 78 176 189 169 139 159 171 178 201
Terminated - 16 57 102 263 158 104 207 234 239

Criminal (includes FDA, CPSC, Odometer/Auto Info. Stat.) 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Initiated - 41 73 100 101 71 68 63 37 37
Terminated - 10 56 42 96 123 46 89 56 47

Uncontested Seizures (22A's) 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Initiated - 777 850 1,192 400 507 314 493 390 435
Terminated - - - - - - - 505 455 401

FDA 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Injunction
  - Initiated - 8 17 25 17 21 29 37 41 32
  - Terminated - 2 10 11 21 18 27 43 42 44
Uncontested Seizures (22A's)
  - Initiated - 777 850 1,192 400 507 314 493 390 435
  - Terminated - - - - - - - 505 455 401
Contested Seizures (22B's)
  - Initiated - 3 19 24 17 9 9 17 29 33
  - Terminated - 1 4 7 13 12 12 20 17 39
Suits Against FDA
  - Initiated - 11 12 17 9 7 15 39 21 25
  - Terminated - 6 7 10 15 7 10 16 40 22
Appeals
  - Initiated - 6 9 11 27 9 16 3 16 1
  - Terminated - 2 4 10 16 5 8 22 14 14
Criminal Cases
  - Initiated - 38 68 91 92 38 30 37 25 24
  - Terminated - 10 56 38 90 107 31 49 36 33
Miscellaneous
  - Initiated - 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2
  - Terminated - 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

FTC 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Civil Penalty
  - Initiated - 7 20 12 10 11 4 17 33 18
  - Terminated - 1 5 8 11 3 7 10 30 20
Subpoena Enforcement
  - Initiated - 4 6 9 16 10 2 0 0 0
  - Terminated - 0 6 5 11 11 5 13 0 0
Suits Against FTC
  - Initiated - 0 4 5 3 1 21 1 4 0
  - Terminated - 0 1 2 5 11 7 27 5 2
§9 Forfeiture
  - Initiated - 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 7 33
  - Terminated - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 20
Premerger Notification
  - Initiated - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
  - Terminated - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Miscellaneous
  - Initiated - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  - Terminated - 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

CPSC 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Seizure
  - Initiated - 37 77 58 51 35 13 6 4 26
  - Terminated - 3 16 41 154 40 18 26 13 17
Suits Against CPSC
  - Initiated - 0 1 2 1 9 8 9 1 8
  - Terminated - 0 1 2 0 2 5 17 9 2
Order Enforcement
  - Initiated - 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0
  - Terminated - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
Civil Penalty
  - Initiated - 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 2
  - Terminated - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
Injunction
  - Initiated - 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 9 9
  - Terminated - 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 5 7
Appeals
  - Initiated - 0 1 1 0 16 4 7 4 1
  - Terminated - 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 5 10
Criminal Cases
  - Initiated - 3 3 8 8 22 33 19 0 2
  - Terminated - 0 0 4 6 15 15 32 13 4
Miscellaneous
  - Initiated - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  - Terminated - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Other Miscellaneous 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Odometer/Auto Info. Stat.
  - Initiated - 0 2 1 1 11 5 7 12 11
  - Terminated - 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 7 10
Truth-in-Lending
  - Initiated - 0 9 22 14 10 33 11 14 4
  - Terminated - 0 1 5 3 38 4 8 25 27

ATTORNEY DAYS IN COURT 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
  - 1,833 1,872 1,962 2,385 5,642 6,123 4,912 5,167 4,628

CASE RESULTS

Indictments, Fines, and Sentences 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Individuals Indicted 14 34 24 42 84 82 101 88 103 62
Total Amount Individual Fines ($000) 243 40 203 221 175 645 578 743 1,231 2,098
  - No. Individuals 37 18 24 46 32 44 72 87 72 76
No. Individuals Sentenced (Actual Jail) 3 7 1 8 5 8 6 26 29 19
No. Individuals Sentenced (Incl. Probation) 11 7 14 13 26 30 34 58 71 58
Total Number of Actual Jail Days (Sentenced-Served) 111 270 180 450 50 690 560 1,561 2,921 2,360
Corporations Indicted 16 56 51 69 121 127 110 147 147 102
Total Corporations Fines 1,512 268 977 1,208 1,263 2,200 3,135 2,597 11,214 23,338
  - No. of Corporations 64 29 45 84 64 73 119 89 136 135
Total Corporation Damages 175 540 115 225 0 607 770 0 0 6,871
  - No. of Corporations 5 11 1 4 0 5 8 0 0 35
Total Corporation Contempt Fines ($000) 38 0 0 5 600 75 0 0 0 0
  - No. of Corporations 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0

Cases Won Without Completing Litigation 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Consent 36 39 31 35 34 10 28 22 34 27
Conviction by Pleas 10 6 12 16 15 14 29 17 27 28
Mergers Abandoned 4 2 7 6 1 2 1 3 3 0
Other Conduct Abandoned 2 - - 1 - 2 - 1 2 1
Dismissed - - - - - - 2 1 2 -

Matters Won Without Filing Case 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Mergers Abandoned 16 11 14 14 13 10 12 15 13 12
Other Conduct Abandoned 4 4 7 7 7 7 5 12 16 8

PARTICIPATION IN REGULATORY AGENCY PROCEEDINGS 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
CAB 21 20 10 9 6 - 13 29 27 6
NRC - - - - - - 2 - 8 3
EPA - - - - - - - 2 - -
DOE/FEA - - - - - - - 5 8 2
ERA - - - - - - - - 4 1
FERC - - - - - - - 2 4 5
SEC 2 1 2 6 4 9 5 2 2 3
FDIC - - - - - - - - - 1
FRB - 4 5 2 3 - 2 - 2 1
FCC 4 16 4 5 13 5 4 5 9 1
FMC - - - - - - 2 16 14 7
ICC - - - - - - 2 25 47 18
FHLBB - - - - 1 1 - 1 1 3
Postal Rate Commission - - - - - - - - 1 3
Other 40 46 46 22 30 3 2 3 1 -

PARTICIPATION IN BANK MERGER PROCEEDINGS 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Bank Merger Screenings - - - - - - 299 485 520 473
Bank Letters 224 170 224 248 305 335 113 217 209 196
Savings and Loan Letters 38 21 20 22 15 18 8 8 10 10
Bank Holding Letters 129 158 24 21 3 5 6 8 6 5
Merger Letters 201 143 197 233 195 150 132 201 193 181

ADVICE TO STATES 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
No. of Grants - - - - - - - 6 43 56
Amount of Grants Awarded ($000) - - - - - - - 1,000 9,944 10,000
Reports from States Reviewed - - - - - - - 75 450 560
Assistance on State Antitrust Legislation - - - - - - - - 12 9
4-F (Hart-Scott-Rodino) Information - - - - - - - 11 42 76
Training Provided (no. of individuals)
  - DOJ - - - - - - - - 20 26
  - NAAG - - - - - - - - - 280
Advice to States on Professional Activities - - - - - - - - 50 -

ADVICE TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Advice to and Negotiations with Foreign Governments - 20 13 17 5 16 18 18 11 15
Advice to ITC 3 2 5 1 4 2 10 5 7 3
Advice to OECD - - 22 24 11 15 20 22 30 37

OTHER ANTITRUST ADVICE 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Advice to other Agencies (Statutory) 25 82 25 23 156 101 55 79 307 239
Advice on Surplus Property 46 45 47 47 76 55 53 48 11 7
Representation on Interagency Task Forces/Committees - - - - - - 1 3 28 35
Speeches
  - Assistant Attorney General 11 4 5 5 6 8 8 17 15 14
  - Others 45 32 24 35 28 38 31 28 32 47
Special Projects - - 2 - - 1 26 38 52 49
Congressional Appearances 17 8 16 8 19 26 21 17 25 28
Cong/OMB Requests for Comments 220 497 207 304 271 277 243 241 273 345
White House Referrals 5 20 47 23 23 37 101 335 117 96
Congressional Correspondence 118 757 465 382 322 542 855 690 593 604
Other Correspondence 989 1,230 1,855 1,122 924 1,387 1,027 3,408 3,560 2,905
Statutory Reports 1 7 9 5 7 2 17 38 56 32

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
  0 0 0 0 0 0 122 221 269 341

PRIVACY ACT REQUESTS 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
  0 0 0 0 0 0 17 142 73 31


FOOTNOTES

1. Does not include premerger notification, screening investigations, business reviews or hot line calls.

2. Consumer Affairs Section not in existence prior to January 1971.