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2002 Press Releases

December

December 23, 2002

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Provide Comments on American Bar Association Proposed Model State Law Defining the Practice of Law

December 13, 2002

Justice Department Requires Mountain Health Care to Disband

December 12, 2002

New York Advertising Executive Faces Bid Rigging Charge

December 11, 2002

Justice Department Requires Northrop Grumman to Adopt Non-Discrimination Terms in Order to Consummate its Acquisition of TRW Inc.

December 10, 2002

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Merger of Comcast and AT&T Broadband

Statement by R. Hewitt Pate on the Abandonment of the Hughes/Echostar Transation

November

November 26, 2002

Manhattan Graphics Supply Company and Owner Plead Guilty to Antitrust, Fraud and Tax Charges

November 20, 2002

Former Employee of Valve Manufacturer Indicted on Conspiracy Charge

November 15, 2002

Justice Department Approves Model Contract Proposal for Motor Carriers

Attorney General Ashcroft Announces Designation of Interim Leadership Team in the Antitrust Division

November 14, 2002

Alabama Company Charged with Conspiring to Defraud Valve Manufacturer

November 13, 2002

Texas Company Charged with Conspiracy in Connection with Kickback Scheme

November 12, 2002

Justice Department Clears Way for Formation of Wireless Telecommunications Patent Platforms

November 8, 2002

New York Commercial Printing Salesman Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Related Conspiracy Charge

November 7, 2002

Antitrust Division to Co-host Hearings on Health Care Competition Law and Policy

November 5, 2002

Former Oklahoma Executive Charged with Conspiracy in Connection with Kickback Scheme

November 4, 2002

U.S. Company and U.K. Parent to Plead Guilty to Charges Involving an International Electrical Carbon Products Cartel

November 1, 2002

Attorney General Ashcroft Statement on the U.S. v. Microsoft Court Decision

October

October 31, 2002

Company Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $28.5 Million Fine for Participating in Polyester Staple Cartel

Justice Department Files Suit to Block Echostar's Acquisition of Hughes Electronics

October 30, 2002

United States and European Union Antitrust Agencies Issue "Best Practices" for Coordinating Merger Reviews

October 29, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of SBC's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in California

October 25, 2002

Co-owner of New York Printing Company Pleads Guilty to Bid-rigging and Conspiracy Charges

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Bellsouth's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Florida and Tennessee

October 23, 2002

Co-owner of New York Printing Company Pleads Guilty to Bid-rigging and Conspiracy Charges

October 22, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Qwest's Reapplication to Provide Long Distance Services in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

October 18, 2002

DOJ and FTC to Hold Roundtable Discussions to Conclude Hearings on Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy

October 15, 2002

Justice Department Issues 2001 Annual Supplement to the "Digest of Business Reviews"

October 7, 2002

Co-Owner of New York Graphic Services Company Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging Charge

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Proposed Robotic Welding Standard of the American Welding Society

Justice Department Clears Way for Consortium Offering Free Electronic Tax Services

October 3, 2002

President of a Colorado Company Charged with Wire Fraud

Charles A. James to Step Down as Assistant Attorney General of The Antitrust Division

October 1, 2002

New York Advertising Executive Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

September

September 30, 2002

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

Assistant Attorney General Charles A. James Encourages Merger Process Reform at International Competition Network Conference in Naples, Italy

September 27, 2002

Two New York Suppliers of Commercial Printing Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

British Executives to Plead Guilty for their Role in an International Price-fixing Conspiracy

September 23, 2002

Justice Department Allows State Medical Association Survey

September 20, 2002

Charles A. James to Participate in First Annual International Competition Network Conference in Naples, Italy

September 17, 2002

New York Advertising Executive Faces Nine New Fraud and Tax Counts

September 13, 2002

Former Nan Ya Executive Indicted on Price-fixing Charge for Polyester Staple

September 10, 2002

North Carolina and Tennessee Companies Plead Guilty to Making False Statement to Government

Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim against Earthgrains Baking Companies, Inc.

September 6, 2002

Justice Department Requires ADM to Withdraw from Joint Venture to Proceed with Acquisition of Minnesota Corn Processors

Justice Department Requires Restructuring of Acquisition By Aggregate Industries PLC of Wakefield Materials Co.

September 5, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Virginia

August

August 21, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Qwest's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Montana, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

August 20, 2002

Former Manhattan-based Odyssey House President Indicted on Conspiracy and Tax Charges

August 15, 2002

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with the Mathworks Inc.

August 7, 2002

European Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty for Participating in an International Antitrust Conspiracy

August 5, 2002

Justice Department Issues Microsoft Consent Decree Compliance Advisory

August 1, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Delaware and New Hampshire

July

July 31, 2002

Justice Department Requires Divestiture in The Manitowoc Company Inc.'s Proposal to Acquire Grove Investors Inc.

July 30, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of BellSouth's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Five Southern States

July 29, 2002

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with National Association of Police Equipment Distributors

July 23, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Qwest's Applicatioin to Provide Long Distance Services in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota

July 11, 2002

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Urge North Carolina State Bar to Allow Non-Lawyers to Compete for Closing Real Estate Deals

July 3, 2002

DOJ/FTC Hearings to Highlight U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Perspectives on the Intersection Between Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law and Policy

June

June 28, 2002

Two Individuals Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Sheriffs' Auctions in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York

June 26, 2002

California Stamp Dealer Charged with Rigging Auctions

June 21, 2002

Justice Department Files Suit Against the MathWorks Inc. and Wind River Systems Inc. to Challenge Illegal Agreement

June 20, 2002

Colorado Stamp Dealer and Company Charged with Rigging Auctions

May

May 31, 2002

Texas Company Charged with Conspiring to Defraud Customer

May 29, 2002

British Stamp Dealers and British Company Indicted on Bid-Rigging Charges

May 21, 2002

Japanese and German Executives Indicted for Their Roles in an International Price-fixing Conspiracy

May 20, 2002

Statement by Charles A. James Regarding DOJ/FTC Clearance Agreement

May 16, 2002

New York Advertising Executive Indicted in Graphics Bid-Rigging and Conspiracy Scheme

May 9, 2002

DOJ/FTC Hearings Continue to Highlight the Intersection of Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law and Policy

May 1, 2002

Two Individuals Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Sheriffs' Auctions in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York

April

April 25, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Maine

April 24, 2002

DOJ/FTC Hearings to Highlight the Intersection Between Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law and Policy

April 23, 2002

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

April 16, 2002

Former Nassau County, New York Employee Pleads Guilty in Embezzlement Scheme

San Francisco Stamp Dealer Charged with Rigging Auctions

April 15, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in New Jersey

April 3, 2002

Justice Department Clears Way for Network of Community Hospitals in Michigan

April 2, 2002

Justice Department and FTC Urge Rhode Island Legislature to Allow Non-lawyers to Perform Real Estate Closings

DOJ/FTC Hearings to Highlight Additional Business and Economic Perspectives on Competition and Intellectual Property Policy

April 1, 2002

Japanese and German Companies to Plead Guilty and Pay Fines for Role in International Price-Fixing Conspiracy

March

March 21, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of BellSouth's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Georgia and Louisiana

March 19, 2002

Japanese Company, Its American Subsidiary, and Japanese Executive Indicted for Obstruction of Justice

March 14, 2002

International Chemical Corp. Agrees to Plead Guilty, Pay Fines for Participating in Multiple Criminal Antitrust Conspiracies

March 12, 2002

Justice Department Allows Expansion of Credit Information Exchange Amongst Telecommuinications Carriers and Other Utilities

DOJ/FTC Hearings to Highlight Further Business and Economic Perspectives on Competition and Intellectual Property Policy

March 5, 2002

DOJ AND FTC Announce New Clearance Procedures For Antitrust Matters

February

February 28, 2002

U.S. v. Microsoft: Notice Concerning Availablility of Comments

Justice Department Makes Modifications to Proposed Microsoft Settlement after Reviewing More than 30,000 Public Comments

February 21, 2002

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Vermont

February 15, 2002

DOJ/FTC Hearings to Highlight Business and Economic Perspectives on Competition and Intellectual Property Policy

February 12, 2002

Former President of Liechtenstein Co. Found Guilty of Rigging Bids on U.S.-Funded Construction Contracts in Egypt

January

January 30, 2002

DOJ/FTC Hearings to Focus on the Implications of Competition and Patent Law and Policy

January 28, 2002

Philadelphia Stamp Dealer and One of Its Executives Charged with Rigging Auctions

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in New Jersey

January 4, 2002

Charles A. James Announces Modernization of the Antitrust Division

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Rhode Island

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