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1999 Press Releases

December

December 21, 1999

New Jersey Liquor Company Executive Indicted for Tax Conspiracy and Evasion in Connection with Kickback Scheme

December 15, 1999

Illinois Bridge Building Company, Employees Charged in Post-Tensioning and Cable-Stayed Bridge Projects Scheme

December 9, 1999

Court Finds Smith International and Schlumberger Ltd. Guilty of Criminal Contempt for Violating Consent Decree

December 8, 1999

Justice Department Requires Zions Bancorporation and First Security Corporation to Divest 63 Branches in Utah and Idaho

December 6, 1999

Justice Department Requires Bell Atlantic, Vodafone and GTE to Divest Wireless Properties in Order to Proceed with Combination

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in CBS/Infinity Broadcasting's Acquisition of Outdoor Systems

December 2, 1999

The Department of Justice Issued the Following Statement in Regard to the U.S. v. Microsoft Case

November

November 18, 1999

New Jersey Broker of Advertising and Display Materials Charged in Contract Allocation Conspiracy

November 17, 1999

Two Japanese Electrode Producers to Plead Guilty in International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

November 8, 1999

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Merger Between AlliedSignal and Honeywell

November 5, 1999

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Alcoa's Acquisition of Golden Aluminum Company

November 4, 1999

Justice Department Requires Tractor and Hay Tool Divestitures in Acquisition of Case Corporation by New Holland

November 1, 1999

Justice Department Tells FCC That Bell Atlantic Resolved Most, but Not All, Obstacles to Local Competition in New York

October

October 29, 1999

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block Compuware's Acquisition of Viasoft

October 28, 1999

Justice Department Announces Its Intention to Block Compuware's Acquisition of Viasoft Inc.

October 26, 1999

Attorney General Signs Antitrust Cooperation Agreement with Brazil

October 18, 1999

Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Real Estate Foreclosure Auctions at Brooklyn County Courthouse

October 14, 1999

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Harsco Corporation's Acquisition of Railroad Maintenance Assets

October 7, 1999

United States and Japan Sign Antitrust Cooperation Agreement

September

September 29, 1999

Canadian Vitamin Company Agrees to Plead Guilty for Role in International Vitamin Cartel

Former UCAR Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty, Pay Fine and Serve Jail Time for His Role in International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Two Commercial Glass Installers and a Supplier Charged with Bid Rigging in Virginia

September 23, 1999

Texas and Caribbean Magazine Distribution Companies Charged in Conspiracy

Former UCAR Executive Agrees to Jail Term for Part in International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Justice Department Approves Securities Industry Association's Plan to Exchange Information

September 16, 1999

Former Director of Operations at Odyssey House Charged with Bid Rigging, Conspiracy and Income Tax Evasion

September 15, 1999

French Construction Company Charged with Bid Rigging

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

September 9, 1999

Three Japanese Companies Agree to Plead Guilty, Pay Criminal Fines, for Participating in International Vitamin Cartel

September 2, 1999

Justice Department Requires Fleet Financial and BankBoston to Divest 306 Branches in Four New England States

September 1, 1999

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Billings, Montana Radio Acquisition

August

August 26, 1999

Ohio Steel Company Agrees to License Patents in Order to Resolve Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns

Texas Glass and Mirror Company and its President, Charged with Bid Rigging on Architectural Flat Glass Contracts

August 19, 1999

Former F. Hoffman-La Roche Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty for Participating in International Vitamin Cartel

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Fargo-Moorhead Radio Acquisition

July

July 27, 1999

Justice Department Petitions Court to Find Smith International and Schlumberger in Contempt for Violating 1994 Court Order

July 23, 1999

Department of Justice Modifies 1957 Consent Decree with Kansas City Star

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Formation of Physician Network in Virginia

July 20, 1999

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Allied Waste's Acquisition of Browning-Ferris

July 19, 1999

U.S. Pharmaceutical Giant Agrees to Pay Criminal Fines for Participating in Two International Food Additives Conspiracies

July 16, 1999

Abry Broadcast Partners Abandons Deal with Bastet Broadcasting

Former Houston Construction Company Executive Charged with Participating in International Bid Rigging Cartel

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis

July 14, 1999

Japanese Chemical Company Third to be Charged in 17-Year International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

July 8, 1999

Wisconsin Printing Broker Pleads Guilty to Contract Allocation Conspiracy

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Cargill's Acquisition of Continental Grain

July 2, 1999

Divestitures Resolve Department of Justice Investigation of New York Utility Merger

June

June 24, 1999

Former Seagram Purchasing Agent Charged For His Role in Kickback Conspiracy

June 21, 1999

Justice Department and Texas Attorney General Challenge Aetna's Acquisition of Prudential Healthcare and Require Divestitures

June 17, 1999

Justice Department Approves Procedures to Establish and Enforce Electric Power Reliability Standards

June 14, 1999

Justice Department Announces Tentative Agreement to Modify Nextel/Motorola Consent Decree

Twelve Individuals Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Real Estate Foreclosure Auctions at Brooklyn County Courthouse

June 11, 1999

Justice Department Urges Kentucky Bar to Continue to Allow Non-Lawyer Real Estate Closings

June 10, 1999

Justice Department Approves Joint Licensing of Patents Essential for Making DVD-Video and DVD-ROM Discs Players

May

May 28, 1999

Justice Department Requires Lamar Advertising Company to Restructure Its Acquisition of Vivid Inc.'s Billboard Assets

May 27, 1999

Notice of Upcoming Depositions in U.S. v. Microsoft

May 26, 1999

U.S. Department of Justice Requires Restructuring of Aggregate Deal in Southwest Florida

May 25, 1999

Notice of Upcoming Depositions in U.S. v. Microsoft

Justice Department Requires Computer Associates to Divest Software Assets In Platinum Technology Acquisition

May 24, 1999

Notice of Upcoming Depositions in U.S. v. Microsoft

May 21, 1999

Notice of Upcoming Depositions in U.S. v. Microsoft

May 20, 1999

F. Hoffmann-La Roche and BASF Agree to Pay Record Criminal Fines for Participating in International Vitamin Cartel

Statement of Assistant Attorney General Joel I. Klein Concerning U.S. v. F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, and Dr. Kuno Sommer

May 17, 1999

Notice of Upcoming Depositions in U.S. v. Microsoft

May 13, 1999

Statement by Joel I. Klein concerning the American Airlines case

Justice Department Sues American Airlines for Monopolizing Dallas Airport Hub

May 12, 1999

Justice Department Requires Chittenden Corp. And Vermont Financial to Divest Bank Branches and ATM in Vermont

May 7, 1999

Justice Department Requires Bell Atlantic and GTE to Divest Wireless Businesses in Order to Proceed with Merger

Fox Paine Restructures One of its Two Alaskan Telecommunications Acquisitions to Address Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns

May 5, 1999

German Chemical Giant Charged with Participating in 17-Year International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

May 4, 1999

German Company and Chief Executive Officer Each Agree to Pay Record Fines for International Conspiracy

May 3, 1999

U.S. v. Microsoft: Notice Filed May 3, 1999

United States Announces Substantive Agreement on an Antitrust Cooperation Agreement with Japan

April

April 29, 1999

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd to Plead Guilty and Pay Fine for Role in Graphite Electrode Conspiracy

April 28, 1999

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit with Suiza Foods Corporation and Broughton Foods

Justice Department Challenges Joint Sales Agreement Between Citadel Communications and Triathlon Broadcasting

April 27, 1999

Notice of Upcoming Depositions in U.S. v. Microsoft

Attorney General Signs Antitrust Assistance Agreement with Australia

April 26, 1999

Justice Department Approves Acquisition of English China Clays by Imetal After Parties Agree to Divestitures

April 22, 1999

Justice Department Approves Clear Channel's Acquisition of Jacor Communications After Parties Agree to Divestitures

Notice of Upcoming Depositions in U.S. v. Microsoft

April 21, 1999

Justice Department Requires Capstar to Sell Five Radio Stations as Part of Triathlon Broadcasting Acquisition

April 13, 1999

Justice Department Petitions Court to Find Interstate Bakeries Corporation in Civil Contempt for Violation of 1996 Consent Decree

Department of Justice Announces New Protocol to Expedite Review Process for Terminating or Modifying Older Antitrust Decrees

April 12, 1999

Texas and Louisiana Companies to Pay Civil Penalties Totaling $450,000 For Violating Antitrust Premerger Reporting Requirements

April 8, 1999

Justice Department and States Require Divestiture in Waste Collection Asset Swap Deal

March

March 30, 1999

New York Merchant Banking Fund to Pay $2,785,000 Penalty for Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

March 23, 1999

Justice Department Requires SBC to Divest Cellular Properties in Deal with Ameritech and Comcast

March 22, 1999

U.S. v. Microsoft: Statement by Joel I. Klein

Justice Department Issues 1998 Annual Supplement to the "Digest of Business Reviews"

March 18, 1999

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block Suiza Foods Corporation's Acquisition of Broughton Foods Company

Connecticut Supplier of Advertising and Display Materials Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charge

March 16, 1999

Justice Department Approves Central Parking/Allright Merger After Parties Agree to Divestitures in Ten States

March 15, 1999

Attorney General Signs Antitrust Cooperation Agreement With Israel

Justice Department Announces its Intention to Block Suiza Foods Corporation's Acqusition of Broughton Foods Company

March 12, 1999

Antitrust Division Statement Regarding America Online/Netscape Merger and America Online/Sun Strategic Alliance

March 5, 1999

Justice Department Requires Capstar to Sell Five Radio Stations as Part of Triathlon Broadcasting Acquisition

March 2, 1999

Five Executives, One Company Charged with Price Fixing and Agree to Cooperate in Investigation of Worldwide Vitamins Price Fixing Conspiracy

March 1, 1999

Justice Department Approves Signature's Acquisition of AMR Combs

February

February 24, 1999

Georgia Company and Chief Executive Charged with Bid Rigging on Water Treatment Facility Project

January

January 29, 1999

Citicorp Services Abandons Acquisition of Transactive Corporation's EBT Services Assets

January 27, 1999

Media One Group-Erie, Ltd Abandons Effort to Purchase Radio Stations from Rambaldo Communications Inc. in Erie, Pennsylvania

January 26, 1999

Florida Physicians Agree to Stop Illegal Joint Negotiations in Response to Justice Department Lawsuit

January 21, 1999

Former Lorillard Tobacco Co. Purchasing Agent Charged with Bid-Rigging and Tax Evasion

January 19, 1999

International Paper Company Abandons the Sale of Its HPL Business to Formica Corporation

January 15, 1999

Justice Department Announces its Intention to Block Formica's Acquisition of International Paper Company's HPL Business

January 14, 1999

Justice Department Urges FCC to Approve Direct Broadcasting Satellite Deal

January 13, 1999

Justice Department Approves Proposal by Privately-Owned Funeral Homes to Engage in Joint Purchasing of Caskets

January 5, 1999

Department of Justice Sues Dominant Maker of False Teeth for Anti-Competitive Practices

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