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2003 Press Releases

December

December 23, 2003

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Closing of the Digital Music Investigation

December 19, 2003

Justice Department Will Not Challenge News Corp.'s Acquisition of Hughes Electronics Corp.

December 18, 2003

Department of Justice and FTC Issue Merger Challenges Data, Announce Upcoming Merger Enforcement Workshop

December 17, 2003

Micron Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Obstructing a Price-Fixing Investigation Involving Computer Memory Chips

December 15, 2003

Justice Department Reaches Settlement With First Data and Concord EFS

December 8, 2003

Dutch Shipping Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty in International Parcel Tanker Shipping Investigation

December 3, 2003

New York Linen Supply Company and its President Plead Guilty to Allocating Customers

December 2, 2003

Justice Department Requires Restructuring of Dyno Nobel and El Paso Corporation Deal

November

November 18, 2003

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Review Data from Past Merger Enforcement Cases

November 13, 2003

Former Indianapolis Bookstore Managers Indicted On Price-fixing Charge

Belgian Moving and Storage Company and Top Executive Charged With Price Fixing and Defrauding the U.S. Military

October

October 30, 2003

The Honorable Richard A. Posner Receives Justice Department's 2003 John Sherman Award

October 29, 2003

Justice Department Statement Regarding First Data/Concord Trial Schedule

Frozen Juice Can Manufacturers Agree to Abandon Proposed Equipment Sale

October 23, 2003

Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block First Data's Acquisition of Concord EFS

October 17, 2003

Justice Department Clears Way for Cable Television Joint Purchasing Consortium

October 16, 2003

Belgian Moving and Storage Company and Top Executive Charged with Bid Rigging and Defrauding the U.S. Government

October 15, 2003

Former Top Executive of UK Corporation Faces Additional Price-Fixing Charge

October 14, 2003

Justice Department Requires Restructuring of Waste Management and Allied Waste Industries Deal

October 9, 2003

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Qwest's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Arizona

September

September 29, 2003

Department of Justice Will Require a Divestiture if Alcan Inc. Completes its Pending Tender Offer for Pechiney S.A.

Arkansas Man Charged in Kickback Scheme

Former Corporate Executive Charged with Money Laundering

Norwegian Shipping Co. and Two Executives Agree to Plead Guilty in International Parcel Tanker Shipping Investigation

September 26, 2003

New York State Periodical Distributor Pleads Guilty to Market Allocation Charges

September 24, 2003

Four Former Executives of UK Corporation Charged with Obstructing Price-fixing Investigation of the Carbon Products Industry

September 18, 2003

Rhône-Poulenc Biochimie, Subsidiary of Aventis, Agrees to Plead Guilty to Fixing Prices of a Medical Product Ingredient

September 16, 2003

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in General Electric's Acquisition of Instrumentarium

September 15, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

August

August 27, 2003

Three North Texas Windshield Glass Companies Charged with Fixing Prices of Automotive Replacement Glass

August 26, 2003

Justice Department Advises FCC of Concerns about SBC's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Former Project Manager Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging on Central California School Telecommunications Contracts

August 21, 2003

Justice Department Allows Cost Information Exchange Amongst Architectural Millwork Manufacturers

August 20, 2003

Justice Department Requires Raytheon Company and DRS Technologies Inc. to Modify Agreement on Infrared Sights for Military Vehicles

August 5, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

July

July 31, 2003

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Closing of the Orbitz Investigation

July 24, 2003

Antitrust Division Names Makan Delrahim Deputy Assistant Attorney General Responsible for International, Policy and Appellate Matters

July 16, 2003

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

July 10, 2003

Michigan Executive Charged in Kickback Scheme

July 8, 2003

Former New York Advertising Executive Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charge

July 1, 2003

Justice Department Urges Rhode Island Senate to Continue Allowing Nonlawyers to Close Real Estate Deals

June

June 27, 2003

Justice Department Requires Restructuring of Waste Management and Allied Waste Industries Deal

June 26, 2003

Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Promotes Merger Process Reform at International Competition Network Conference in Merida, Mexico

June 19, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

June 18, 2003

Statement of Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Department's Filing Today in the Microsoft Case

R. Hewitt Pate to Participate in Second Annual International Competition Network Conference in Merida, Mexico

June 13, 2003

Justice Department Reaches Settlement With National Council on Problem Gambling

June 11, 2003

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Regulatory Matters

June 9, 2003

Former Advertising Executive Charged in Bid Rigging/Kickback Scheme

Justice Department Files Comments in Airline Computer Reservations Systems Rulemaking

June 4, 2003

Former Ducoa Executive Charged with Price Fixing on Choline Chloride

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

June 3, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

May

May 13, 2003

Justice Department Clears Way For Formation of Computer Information System For Use by Chemical Distributors

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

May 8, 2003

Justice Department Reaches Agreement With BB&T Requiring Divestitures in BB&T/First Virginia Merger

Department of Justice Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against SGL Carbon

May 2, 2003

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Qwest's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Minnesota

April

April 24, 2003

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Dairy Farmers of America Inc. and Southern Belle Dairy Co. LLC to Restore Competition in School Milk Sales

April 22, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

ICAP plc and BrokerTec LLC Restructure Deal After Justice Department Raises Antitrust Objections

April 21, 2003

Justice Department Issues Microsoft Consent Decree Compliance Advisory

April 15, 2003

Department of Justice Files Suit to Stop SGL Carbon From Acquiring Carbide/Graphite Group's Graphite Electrode Assets

April 14, 2003

Department of Justice Intends to File Suit to Stop UPM Kymmene OYJ from Acquiring Bemis Corporation's MACtac Division

Salesperson for Graphics Supply Company Pleads Guilty to Antitrust and Tax Charges

April 10, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

April 8, 2003

New York Advertising Executive Pleads Guilty to Antitrust, Fraud and Tax Charges

April 1, 2003

Justice Department and FTC Urge Rhode Island Legislature to Continue Allowing Nonlawyers to Close Real Estate Deals

March

March 28, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

March 26, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Pleads Guilty to Sending False Bids Relating to Federally Funded Repair Program

Justice Department Requires Univision to Make Divestitures to Complete Acquisition of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation

March 25, 2003

El Departamento de Justicia Requiere que Univisión Haga Desinversiones Antes de Completar Adquisición de la Corporación Hispana de Radiodifusión

March 21, 2003

DOJ and FTC Urge Georgia Bar Committee to Refrain from Eliminating Nonlawyer Competition for Real Estate Closing-Related Business

March 20, 2003

Ohio Scrap Metal Dealer Pleads Guilty to Supplier Allocation and Conspiracy Charges

March 18, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

March 11, 2003

New York Periodical Distributor Pleads Guilty to Market Allocation Charge

New York Periodical Distributor Pleads Guilty to Market Allocation Charge

March 3, 2003

Judge Approves The Mathworks/Wind River Settlement

February

February 28, 2003

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Smithfield Foods for Violating Premerger Notification Requirements

February 27, 2003

DOJ/FTC Hearings to Focus on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

February 26, 2003

Justice Department Advises FCC of Concerns about SBC's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Michigan

DOJ/FTC Hearings to Focus on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

February 21, 2003

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

February 20, 2003

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Qwest's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in New Mexico, Oregon, and South Dakota

February 19, 2003

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Hearings to Focus on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

February 6, 2003

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Gemstar-TV Guide for Illegal Pre-Merger Coordination

German Chemical Company to Plead Guilty to Criminal Antitrust Conspiracy

January

January 30, 2003

Japanese Manufacturer Pleads Guilty for its Role in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

January 29, 2003

Former New York Supermarket Executive Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Tax Charges

January 28, 2003

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings to Focus on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

January 27, 2003

Justice Department Recommends Approval of Verizon's Application to Provide Long Distance Services in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia

Antitrust Division Announces New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with NT Media, LLC and Village Voice Media, LLC Ending Illegal Market Allocation Agreement

January 17, 2003

Department of Justice Approves Northwest/Continental/Delta Marketing Alliance with Conditions

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