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January 4, 1993


12/28/92 U.S. v. Delta Pride Catfish. Inc.
Criminal No.: 92-CR-1090 (N.D. Ill.)

One-count information was filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Illinois, charging Delta Pride Catfish, Inc. of Indianola, Mississippi, with fixing prices, in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, of certain catfish products, beginning at least as early as 1987 and continuing thereafter to at least as late as March 1990.

12/30/92 Justice Department Will Not Challenge the Proposed Acquisition of the Pittsburgh Press by the Post Gazette

The Justice Department, Antitrust Division, issued a statement saying it will not challenge under the antitrust laws the proposed acquisition of the Pittsburgh Press by the Post Gazette. The Pittsburgh Press is owned by E.W. Scripps Company and the Post Gazette is owned by Blade Communications, Inc.

12/31/92 Department of Justice Issues Business Review Letter

In a letter from J. Mark Gidley, Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, to counsel for the Southeastern Peanut Association ("SEPA"), an association of all the major peanut shellers located primarily in the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia, the Department announced that it does not intend to challenge under the antitrust laws a proposal by the SEPA to adopt trading rules for unshelled peanuts. The proposed rules would establish standard general contract terms, such as shipping and delivery instructions, sampling methods and arbitration procedures. They would also establish standards for various grades of unshelled peanuts and require certain chemical testing. "Because the rules are not likely to affect the price or supply of peanuts, and because adoption of the rules is entirely voluntary as to each contract entered into by each buyer and seller, the rules are not likely to injure competition in this important agricultural market," said Gidley.

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