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2001 Press Releases

December

December 21, 2001

Justice Department Allows Uniform Procurement Format Among Suppliers of Products Sold In Charitable Fund-Raising Activities

December 18, 2001

Justice Department Requires Suiza Foods and Dean Foods to Divest 11 Dairy Processing Plants

December 17, 2001

Justice Department Urges DOT to Impose Conditions on American Airlines/British Airways Alliance

December 3, 2001

Justice Department Requires SunTrust Bank and Huntington National Bank to Make Divestitures in Florida

November

November 29, 2001

Justice Department Requires Wells Fargo and Company to Make Divestitures in Two States

November 28, 2001

Charles A. James Statement Regarding Proposed Amendments to the U.K.'s Antitrust Laws

November 27, 2001

Michigan Company and Executive Resolve Charges of Rigging Tool Contract Bids to General Motors

November 15, 2001

Antitrust Division to Co-Host Hearings on Antitrust and Intellectual Property Issues

November 14, 2001

Texas Executives Indicted for Fixing Prices on Automotive Replacement Glass

November 9, 2001

Former New York City Food Company Executive Receives Record Prison Term for Antitrust Crimes

November 6, 2001

Justice Department Advises FCC of Concerns About BellSouth's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Georgia and Louisiana

November 2, 2001

Department of Justice and Microsoft Corporation Reach Effective Settlement on Antitrust Lawsuit

October

October 25, 2001

Justice Department Allows Information Exchange Among Towing and Barge Campanies

U.S. and Foreign Antitrust Officials Launch International Competition Network

October 23, 2001

New Jersey Food Company Executive Ordered to Serve Jail Time and to Pay Restitution for Rigging Bids to the NYCBOE

Justice Department Files Suit to Block General Dynamics' Purchase of Newport News Shipbuilding

Justice Department Files Suit to Block SunGard's Acquisition of Comdisco Inc.'s Disaster Recovery Assets

October 22, 2001

Federation of Physicians and Dentists Agrees to Stop Illegal Joint Negotiations Challenged by Justice Department Lawsuit

October 12, 2001

Antitrust Division Releases Details of Merger Review Process Initiative

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Enforcement

October 11, 2001

Hearst Corporation to Pay $4 Million Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Pre-Merger Notification Requirements

October 9, 2001

Department of Justice Statement on the U.S. v. Visa/Mastercard Court Decision

September

September 28, 2001

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Computer Associates for Illegal Pre-Merger Coordination

September 24, 2001

Justice Department Advises FCC on SBC's Pending Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Arkansas and Missouri

September 17, 2001

Canadian Company charged with Bid Rigging on Sales of Tactile Tile

September 6, 2001

New York Food Company and Co-Owner Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids on NYC Contracts

Justice Department Informs Microsoft of Plans for Further Proceedings in the District Court

August

August 29, 2001

Justice Department Clears Proposal by Group of Physicians in El Paso, Texas, to Form a Joint Venture

Justice Department Clears Way for Sales Agency Agreement on Endoscopy Accessory Products

New York Food Company Fined and Ordered to Pay Restitution in Bid-Rigging Scheme

August 27, 2001

Three International Companies to Plead Guilty in Food Flavoring Cartel

August 23, 2001

Japanese Executive Indicted in Food Flavoring Cartel

August 20, 2001

Former Cleveland Scrap Metal Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty for Role in Four Separate Scrap Metal Conspiracies

August 16, 2001

Department of Justice Requires 3D Systems Corporation and DTM Corporation to Lift Patent Entry Barriers

August 9, 2001

Three Executives and Two Food Companies Ordered to Pay a Total of $4.23 Million in Restitution to NYC Board of Education

August 7, 2001

Assistant Attorney General Charles A. James Announces New Program for Conducting Merger Investigations

August 3, 2001

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Premdor Inc.'s Acquisition of the Masonite Business of International Paper Co.

July

July 30, 2001

Weston Restructures Acquisition of Bestfoods Baking Co. to Address Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns

July 27, 2001

Department of Justice and Several States Will Sue to Stop United Airlines from Acquiring US Airways

July 26, 2001

Justice Department Requires First Union Corporation and Wachovia Corporation to Make Divestitures in Four States

Justice Department Advises FCC of Concerns About Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Pennsylvania

July 25, 2001

Bid Rigging Charged on U.S.-Funded Construction Contracts in Egypt

Three Japanese Executives Indicted in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Japanese Manufacturer of Magnetic Iron Oxide Particles and Three of its Executives Indicted in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

July 20, 2001

Justice Department Announces Appointment of Lead Counsel for Microsoft Case

July 19, 2001

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Regulatory Matters

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement

Antitrust Division names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis

July 17, 2001

Justice Department Issues 2000 Annual Supplement to the "Digest of Business Reviews"

July 3, 2001

Statement by Assistant Attorney General Charles A. James on the EU's Decision Regarding the GE/Honeywell Acquisition

June

June 29, 2001

Justice Department Will Not Challenge the Sale of Sabre's Airline Infrastructure Information Technology Assets to EDS

June 28, 2001

Georgia Company Charged with Bid Rigging on Wastewater Treatment Facility Projects

Department of Justice Statement Regarding Microsoft Decision

June 27, 2001

Dutch Chemical Giant, Akzo Nobel, Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $12 Million Fine for its Role in Criminal Antitrust Conspiracy

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Thomson's Acquisition of Certain Assets of Harcourt General

June 20, 2001

Justice Department Allows Information Exchange to Reduce Mail-Order Fraud

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Signature's Acquisition of Ranger Aerospace

June 19, 2001

Justice Department Requires BB&T Corporation and F&M National Corporation to Make Divestitures in Virginia and West Virginia

June 15, 2001

Attorney General Statement on the Confirmation of Charles James

June 6, 2001

Department of Justice Files Lawsuit to Block 3D Systems' Proposed Acquisition of DTM Corporation

May

May 25, 2001

Justice Department Advises FCC on Verizon's Pending Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Connecticut

May 10, 2001

Mitsubishi Corporation Fined $134 Million for Its Role in International Price-Fixing Cartel

May 9, 2001

Justice Department Advises FCC on SBC's Pending Application to Provide Long Distance Service in Missouri

May 2, 2001

Five Executives and Three Food Companies Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids on NYC Board of Education Contracts

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Merger Between General Electric and Honeywell

Former Chairmen of Sotheby's and Christie's Auction Houses Indicted in International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

May 1, 2001

Justice Department Approves Transportation Services Inc. Proposal to Act as a Common Billing and Collection Agent

April

April 12, 2001

ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd. Subsidiary Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging on USAID Construction Contract in Egypt

April 11, 2001

Justice Department Requires News Corporation and Chris-Craft Industries to Make a Divestiture in Salt Lake City

April 10, 2001

Moody's Investors Service Inc. Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice in Antitrust Investigation

April 5, 2001

New York Food Company Executive Guilty of Multi-Million Dollar Bid Rigging, Fraud, and Tax Crimes

Food Seller Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud Customers in Connection with Kickback Scheme

April 2, 2001

California Executive Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS

March

March 27, 2001

Justice Department Approves Cost Information Exchanges Amongst Truckload Motor Carriers

March 23, 2001

New York City Food Distributor General Manager Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the IRS

March 16, 2001

Justice Department Announces It Won't Challenge American Airlines/TWA Acquisition

March 15, 2001

US Company to Plead Guilty and Pay Fine for its Role in an International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

New York Food Company and Its Top Executives Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids on NYC Board of Education Contracts

March 8, 2001

Justice Department Requires Fifth Third Bancorp and Old Kent Financial Corporation to Make Divestitures in Michigan

March 6, 2001

Justice Department Approves Joint Marketing of Air Cargo Services by Delta Airlines and Air France

February

February 26, 2001

New York Food Company and President Plead Guilty to Rigging Bids on NYC Board of Education Contracts

February 23, 2001

Sensient Restructures Sale of its Red Star Yeast Division to Address Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns

February 21, 2001

Justice Department Advises FCC of Concerns About Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Massachusetts

February 20, 2001

New York Food Company and President Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging, Obstruction of Justice, and Conspiracy Charges

February 15, 2001

Attorney General Ashcroft Welcomes Two Additional Nominees for Senior Justice Department Posts

February 14, 2001

Executive and U.S. Subsidiary of Japanese Manufacturer Agree to Plead Guilty to International Price-Fixing Conspiracy Charges

February 6, 2001

Kodak Restructures Acquisition of Bell & Howell Imaging Company to Address Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns

JDS Uniphase Divests its Fiber-Optic Pump Laser Business to Address Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns

February 5, 2001

Justice Department Requires Firstar Corporation and U.S. Bancorp Inc. to Sell Branch Offices in Minnesota and Iowa

January

January 25, 2001

Justice Department Requires FleetBoston Financial Corp. and Summit Bancorp to Make Divestitures in Atlantic City, New Jersey

January 23, 2001

Four Japanese Executives Indicted in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

January 10, 2001

Justice Department Approves Joint Retail Marketing of Electric Power in Arkansas

Justice Department Charges Two Michigan Companies and Three Executives with Rigging Tool Contract Bids to General Motors

January 5, 2001

Attorney General Approves Denver Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post Joint Newspaper Operating Arrangement

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