SUMMARY OF ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
FOR MONDAY, DEC. 28, 1992 THROUGH FRIDAY, JAN. 01, 1993
v. Delta Pride Catfish. Inc.
Criminal No.: 92-CR-1090 (N.D. Ill.)
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.
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,
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.
Copies of legal filings are
available from the Legal Procedure Unit, Antitrust Division, Room 3233,
Telephone No.: 514-2481.