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Closing Statements

The Antitrust Division may issue a public statement, based on guidance in Issuance of Public Statements Upon Closing of Investigations (December 12, 2003), describing the reasons for closing an investigation.


February 7, 2014

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Samsung’s Use of Its Standards–Essential Patents

June 20, 2013

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Delta Air Lines' Acquisition of an Equity Interest in Virgin Atlantic Airways

March 12, 2013

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Statement on the Closing of Its Investigation of the T-Mobile / MetroPCS Merger

November 14, 2012

Justice Department Statement on Entergy Corp.'s Transmission System Commitments and Acquisition of KGEN Power Corp.'s Plants in Arkansas and Mississippi

April 10, 2012

Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Highmark's Affiliation Agreement with West Penn Allegheny Health System

February 13, 2012

Statement of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigations of Google Inc.’s Acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and the Acquisitions of Certain Patents by Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Research in Motion Ltd.

December 2, 2011

Statement of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Google Inc.’s Acquisition of Admeld Inc.

May 2, 2011

Statement of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Perdue’s Acquisition of Coleman Natural Foods

April 26, 2011

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Southwest’s Acquisition of Airtran

March 29, 2010

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Cisco’s Acquisition of Tandberg

February 18, 2010

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of the Internet Search and Paid Search Advertising Agreement Between Microsoft Corporation and Yahoo! Inc.

November 9, 2009

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the European Commission’s Decision Regarding the Proposed Transaction Between Oracle and Sun

October 29, 2008

Statement of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of the Merger of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corporation

June 5, 2008

Statement of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of the Joint Venture Between SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company

March 24, 2008

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.’s Merger with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.

June 11, 2007

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc.’s Acquisition of CBOT Holdings Inc.

May 4, 2007

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Smithfield Inc.’s Acquisition of Premium Standard Farms Inc.

July 31, 2006

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Its Decision to Close Its Investigation of MediaNews Group Inc.’s Acquisition of the Contra Costa Times and San Jose Mercury News

March 29, 2006

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Statement on the Closing of Its Investigation of Whirlpool’s Acquisition of Maytag

November 23, 2005

Department of Justice Statement on the Closing of the Vermont Home Health Investigation

November 16, 2005

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Statement on the Closing of Its Two Stock Exchange Investigations

August 3, 2005

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the Closing of the Investigation of Sprint Corporation’s Acquisition of Nextel Communications Inc.

June 23, 2005

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Closing of the America West / US Airways Investigation

May 13, 2005

Justice Department Closes Investigation into Seattle Times/Hearst Communications Inc. JOA

March 16, 2005

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Closing of the Western Union Money Transfer Investigation

November 16, 2004

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the Closing of Its Investigation of Arch Wireless’ Acquisition of Metrocall Holdings

July 20, 2004

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the Closing of Its Investigation of UnitedHealth Group’s Acquisition of Oxford Health Plans

June 3, 2004

Justice Department Closes Antitrust Investigation into the Movielink Movies-on-Demand Joint Venture

March 9, 2004

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the Closing of Its Investigation of Anthem, Inc.’s Acquisition of WellPoint Health Networks, Inc.

December 23, 2003

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Closing of the Digital Music Investigation

July 31, 2003

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Closing of the Orbitz Investigation

September 15, 1999

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Lamar Advertising Company’s Acquisition of Chancellor Media’s Outdoor Advertising Assets

July 16, 1998

Justice Department and Thirteen States Clear USA Waste Services Inc.’s Acquisition of Waste Management Inc.

July 15, 1998

Justice Department Clears WorldCom/MCI Merger After MCI Agrees to Sell Its Internet Business

December 3, 1996

Justice Department Closes Investigation into the Way AC Nielsen Co. Contracts Its Services for Tracking Retail Sales

November 5, 1996

Antitrust Division Statement Regarding Pacific Telesis/SBC Communications Merger

July 5, 1995

Antitrust Division Statement Regarding Ticketmaster Inquiry

August 20, 1992

Justice Department Will Not Oppose Page Avjet/Butler Aviation Merger Following Actions Taken to Eliminate Competitive Concerns

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