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2000 Press Releases

December

December 18, 2000

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in AB Volvo's Acquisition of Renault V.I.

December 4, 2000

Justice Department Advises FCC on SBC's Pending Joint Application to Provide Long Distance Service in Oklahoma and Kansas

November

November 21, 2000

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Georgia-Pacific's Acquisition of Fort James

November 17, 2000

Justice Department Requires WorldCom Inc. to Sell Intermedia in Order to Retain Controlling Interest in Digex Inc.

November 8, 2000

New York Food Company Executive Indicted for Bid Rigging, Multi-Million Dollar Fraud and Tax Crimes, and Obstruction

November 7, 2000

Varian Medical Systems and IMPAC Medical Systems Abandon Merger Plans

November 6, 2000

Justice Department Announces Its Intention to Block Varian Medical Systems' Acquisition of IMPAC Medical Systems

Justice Department Approves Carrier Credit Services' Proposal to Act as a Common Billing and Collection Agent

Justice Department Announces Tentative Settlement in Northwest - Continental Lawsuit

October

October 27, 2000

Justice Department Advises FCC on Verizon's Pending Application to Provide Long Distance Service in Massachusetts

October 18, 2000

Justice Department Requires Wells Fargo & Company and Brenton Banks Inc. to Make Divestitures in Des Moines, Iowa

October 5, 2000

Texas Magazine Distribution Company, and Former Owner Indicted in Antitrust Conspiracy

Sotheby's and Former Top Executive Agree to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Commissions Charged to Sellers at Auctions

October 3, 2000

John M. Nannes Appointed Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Jeffrey H. Blattner Appointed Deputy Assistant Attorney General

October 2, 2000

Justice Department Approves Information Exchange Proposed by the Electric Power Research Institute

September

September 27, 2000

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Republic Services' Purchase of Assets From Allied Waste Industries - Divestiture in Ohio Will Preserve Competition

September 22, 2000

ADM Executives Resentenced to Serve Additional Jail Time

September 20, 2000

Georgia Company and Executive Charged with Rigging Bids on Water Treatment Facility Projects

September 19, 2000

Statements Regarding Joel I. Klein's Upcoming Departure From the Department of Justice

September 15, 2000

Justice Department Suit Challenges Contract that Restrains Development of Improved Tomato Seeds

September 14, 2000

Justice Department Requires Wells Fargo & Company and First Security Corporation to make Divestitures in Four States

September 11, 2000

Justice Department Files Suit Challenging Anticompetitive Agreement Among Options Exchanges

September 8, 2000

Antitrust Division Recommends Attorney General Approval of Denver Newspapers' JOA Application

September 7, 2000

Virginia-Based Company Charged with Bid Rigging on USAID Construction Contracts in Egypt

September 5, 2000

Justice Department Announces Agreement to Modify ASCAP Consent Decree

August

August 30, 2000

Justice Department Requires SBC and BellSouth to Divest Wireless Businesses in Order to Proceed with Combination

August 29, 2000

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Clear Channel/AMFM Merger

August 24, 2000

Former Heineken USA Employee Charged with Participating in Kickback Scheme

California Bridge-Building Company and Its Swiss Executive Charged with Price Fixing on California Bridge Projects

August 18, 2000

German Company Pleads Guilty to Rigging Bids on USAID Construction Contracts in Egypt

August 15, 2000

Justice Department Approves NBT Bancorp/BSB Bancorp Merger After Parties Agree to a Divestiture

August 9, 2000

Justice Department Approves Proposal by The Westward Fleet Cooperative

Justice Department Approves Proposal by The Peter Pan Fleet Cooperative

Massachusetts Company Charged with Bid Rigging on Sales of Tactile Tile

Justice Department Approves Proposal by Unalaska Fleet Cooperative

Justice Department Approves Proposal by the Mothership Fleet Cooperative

August 3, 2000

French Executive Indicted for Bridge Projects Scheme - Bridges in Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Ohio Affected

August 1, 2000

Allied Waste and Waste Management Abandon Sale of Ohio and Mississippi Assets, Resolves Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns

July

July 31, 2000

Justice Department Requires L'Oreal and Carson Inc. to Divest Two Brands of Retail Hair Relaxers

July 28, 2000

Justice Department Requires Divestiture In Flowserve's Acquisition of Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Co.

July 27, 2000

New York Food Company Executive Arrested on Million-Dollar Fraud charge

Israeli Chemical Company Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Customer Allocation Charges

July 25, 2000

Top Japanese Executives Indicted in Price-Fixing Conspiracy - Daicel Chemical Industries Ltd. Agrees to Pay $53 Million Criminal Fine

July 20, 2000

Justice Department Requires Clear Channel and AMFM to Divest 99 Radio Stations in 27 Markets

Texas Glass Company and Two Executives Charged with Bid Rigging on Architectural Flat Glass Contracts

July 18, 2000

Justice Department Requires Citadel Communications Corp. to Divest 3 Michigan Radio Stations

July 14, 2000

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Kansas City Radio Acquisition

July 13, 2000

New York Food Supplier Charged with Rigging $2.4 Million in Bids to Public Agencies

Statement by Joel I. Klein on the Abandonment of the WorldCom/Sprint Transaction

July 12, 2000

Justice Department requires Hospitals to enter into Enforcement Order to Remedy Consent Decree violations

July 11, 2000

DOJ and FTC Sign Antitrust Cooperation Agreement with Mexico

July 3, 2000

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis

June

June 27, 2000

Justice Department Sues to Block WorldCom's Acquisition of Sprint

June 26, 2000

Assistant Attorney General Joel I. Klein Statement

June 22, 2000

Justice Department Requires Modification of JDS Uniphase's Acquisition of E-TEK

June 21, 2000

Justice Department Approves Proposal by the Arctic Enterprise Association

Justice Department Approves Proposal by Northern Victor Cooperative

Justice Department Approves Proposal by UniSea Fleet Cooperative

Justice Department Requires Restructuring of Allied Waste Industries and Republic Services Deal

President and CEO of Wilsonart International Charged With Perjury

Justice Department Requires Old National Bank and Permanent Bank to Divest Two Branches in Evansville, Indiana

June 20, 2000

Justice Department Statement About District Court's Decision to Certify Microsoft Case for Direct Appeal to Supreme Court

June 13, 2000

Justice Department Statement Concerning Expedited Appeal in the Government's Case Against Microsoft

June 7, 2000

Statement by Assistant Attorney General Joel I. Klein

June 1, 2000

22 Individuals and 13 Food Companies Charged with Rigging Over $210 Million in Bids to NYC Board of Education

May

May 31, 2000

Two Building Insulation Companies and Their Presidents Indicted for Price Fixing

Department of Justice Files Lawsuit to Block Proposed Joint Venture Between Franklin Electric and United Dominion Industries

May 30, 2000

Department of Justice Announces its intention to Block Proposed Joint Venture Between Franklin Electric and United Dominion Industries

May 25, 2000

Justice Department Requires AT&T to Divest MediaOne's Interest in Road Runner Broadband Internet Access Service

May 22, 2000

Justice Department Requires Wells Fargo & Company to Divest Three Branches in Nebraska

May 18, 2000

Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Against Dairy Farmers of America Inc. and Sodiaal North America Corporation

May 16, 2000

Former President of Houston Marine Construction Company Indicted on Bid-Rigging Conspiracy Charges

Former President of Domecq Importers Inc. Indicted on Money Laundering, Tax Evasion, Mail Fraud, and Conspiracy Charges

May 12, 2000

Justice Department Advises FCC that SBC has Addressed One of Four Remaining Competitive Concerns in its Second Application to Provide Long Distance Service in Texas

Justice Department Requires Restructuring of Acquisitions by Allied Waste Industries and Superior Services

May 10, 2000

Justice Department Statement Regarding Microsoft's Proposed Remedy

May 5, 2000

Two German Firms and Two U.S. Corporations agree to Plead Guilty to Participating in International Vitamin Cartels

May 3, 2000

Justice Department Requires Significant Divestitures in Alcoa/Reynolds Aluminum Merger

April

April 28, 2000

Attorney General Reno, Assistant Attorney General Klein Statements Regarding Proposed Remedy in Microsoft Case

April 27, 2000

New York Supplier of Advertising and Display Materials Charged with Conspiracy in Connection with Kickback Scheme

April 7, 2000

Justice Department Approves Apparel Industry Plan for Workplace code of Conduct

Note to Editors and Reporters

April 6, 2000

Four Foreign Executives of Leading European Vitamin Firms Agree to Plead Guilty to Participating in International Vitamin Cartel

Antitrust Division Announces Merger Review Process Improvements

April 3, 2000

Statement by Assistant Attorney General Joel I. Klein

April 1, 2000

Statement by Assistant Attorney General Joel I. Klein

March

March 31, 2000

Justice Department Sues to Block Dairy Farmers of America Inc.'s Acquisition of Sodiaal North America Corporation

March 30, 2000

Former Executive of Domecq Importers Inc. Charged with Conspiracy and Money Laundering

Hearst Corp. To Sell San Francisco Examiner to ExIn LLC, Resolves Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns

March 28, 2000

Ohio Scrap Metal Dealer Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $850,000 Fine

March 20, 2000

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Earthgrains Company's Acquisition of Metz Holdings, Inc.

March 13, 2000

New Jersey Company and Chief Executive Officer Agree to Plead Guilty to International Price Fixing Conspiracy

March 8, 2000

Justice Department Approves Creation of Joint Sales and Purchasing Venture by Regional Steel Drum Manufacturers

February

February 29, 2000

Justice Department Approves Proposal by Akutan Catcher Vessel Association

Justice Department Approves Proposal by Offshore Pollock Catchers Cooperative

Justice Department Approves Proposal by the Pollock Conservation Cooperative

February 28, 2000

Attorney General Janet Reno, AAG Joel I. Klein Issue Statements about International Competition Advisory Committee Report

February 17, 2000

Justice Department Requires Miller Industries to License Important Towing Technology

February 14, 2000

Justice Department Advises FCC to Deny SBC Communications' Application to Provide Long Distance Service in Texas

February 4, 2000

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Behavioral Health Care Providers Network in North Dakota, Minnesota

January

January 24, 2000

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Centura Banks and Triangle Bancorp Merger Eighteen Branches in North Carolina Divested, Banking Services for Consumers, Small Businesses Remain Competitive

January 19, 2000

Compuware Corporation and Viasoft Inc. Abandon Merger Plans Competition is Preserved in Mission-Critical Mainframe Computer Software Markets

Mitsubishi Corporation and Former UCAR Executive Indicted in International Graphite Electrode Price-Fixing Conspiracy

January 12, 2000

Georgia Metal Building Insulation Company Charged In Price Fixing Conspiracy

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