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2004 Press Releases

December

December 17, 2004

Justice Department and FTC Urge Massachusetts Bar Association to Reject Proposal Restraining Competition Between Lawyers and Nonlawyers

December 16, 2004

Justice Department Settles Antitrust Case With Mushroom Farmer Cooperative

December 8, 2004

Arizona-Based Corporation Agrees to Plead Guilty to Charges of Defrauding the Federal E-Rate Program

December 2, 2004

Four Infineon Technologies Executives Agree to Plead Guilty in International Dram Price-Fixing Conspiracy

November

November 30, 2004

Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim Against Republic Services Inc.

November 23, 2004

Former Bayer AG Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to International Rubber Chemicals Price Fixing Conspiracy

November 16, 2004

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the Closing of its Investigation of Arch Wireless' Acquisition of Metrocall Holdings

November 10, 2004

Smithfield Foods to Pay $2 Million Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

October

October 25, 2004

Justice Department Requires Divestures in Cingular Wireless's Acquisition of AT&T Wireless

October 22, 2004

Wisconsin Case Yields Guilty Pleas on Charges to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

October 21, 2004

Antitrust Division Issues Merger Remedies Guide

October 19, 2004

Arkansas Fish Distributor Charged with Obstruction of Justice

October 13, 2004

Bayer AG Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $4.7 Million Criminal Fine for Participating in Synthetic Rubber Price-Fixing Conspiracy

October 12, 2004

Justice Department and FTC Urge Massachusetts Legislature To Allow Nonlawyers To Compete With Lawyers For Real Estate Closing Services

October 5, 2004

U.S. and Canada Sign Agreement to Provide for Enhanced International Antitrust Cooperation

October 1, 2004

Justice Department Will Not Appeal Oracle Decision

September

September 30, 2004

Bayer Corporation Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in a Chemical Additive Cartel

September 27, 2004

Relocation of the Office of Operations and Premerger Notification Unit, Antitrust Division

September 21, 2004

Executive in the International Rubber Chemicals Cartel Agrees to Plead Guilty

September 20, 2004

International Chemical Company Agrees to Plead Guilty to Criminal Antitrust Conspiracy

September 15, 2004

Infineon Technologies AG Agrees To Plead Guilty To Participating In DRAM Price-Fixing Conspiracy

September 14, 2004

First Executive in the International Rubber Chemicals Cartel Agrees To Plead Guilty

September 9, 2004

Justice Department Statement Regarding District Court's Decision in U.S. v. Oracle

August

August 31, 2004

Justice Department Requires Sardines Divestiture in Connors Bros. Acquisition of Bumble Bee

August 25, 2004

Justice Department Requires Restructuring of Syngenta's Acquisition of Advanta

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Wachovia Requiring Divestitures in Wachovia/SouthTrust Merger

August 11, 2004

Missouri Road Construction Company and Executive Indicted on Bid-Rigging Charge

Justice Department Announces Agreement to Modify SBC/BellSouth Consent Decree

August 6, 2004

Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim Against American Airlines Inc.

August 5, 2004

Japanese Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in an International Antitrust Conspiracy

August 2, 2004

Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim Against Allied Waste Industries Inc.

July

July 23, 2004

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Issue Report on Competition and Health Care

July 21, 2004

Media Advisory - FTC and DOJ to Issue Report on Competition and the Health Care Industry

July 20, 2004

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the Closing of its Investigation of UnitedHealth Group's Acquisition of Oxford Health Plans

Background to Closing of Investigation of UnitedHealth Group's Acquisition of Oxford Health Plans

July 14, 2004

Bayer AG Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $66 Million Fine for Participating in Rubber Chemicals Cartel

July 13, 2004

De Beers Centenary AG Pleads Guilty to Price-Fixing Indictment

July 1, 2004

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Oracle Trial

June

June 30, 2004

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding Microsoft Settlement

June 29, 2004

New York Company & Its President Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Charges Related to Roofing Contracts

June 24, 2004

Justice Department Implements the Standards Development Organization Advancement Act Of 2004
Related page: Filing a Notification Under the NCRPA

June 23, 2004

Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, R. Hewitt Pate, Issues Statement on Enactment of Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004

June 22, 2004

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Oracle Trial

June 3, 2004

Justice Department Closes Antitrust Investigation Into the Movielink Movies-On-Demand Joint Venture

May

May 27, 2004

Justice Department Charges NEC in Probe into Federal E-Rate Program

Michigan Scrap Metal Dealer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Defrauding Nine Suppliers

May 26, 2004

Justice Department, Alcan Inc. and Pechiney S.A. Agree to Modify Antitrust Settlement

May 25, 2004

Justice Department Allows Online Fee Survey Among Independent Lactation Consultants

May 11, 2004

Statements from Attorney General John Ashcroft and Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding The Intent to Nominate Deborah P. Majoras as FTC Chair

May 3, 2004

Bill Gates to Pay $800,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

Manulife to Pay $1 Million Civil Penalty For Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

April

April 29, 2004

Cartwright International Van Lines Pleads Guilty to Participating in Price-fixing Conspiracy

April 22, 2004

International Competition Network Conference Adopts Recommended Practices to Improve Merger Review Process, Establishes Cartel Working Group

April 19, 2004

Dutch Shipping Company Agrees to Plead Guilty In International Parcel Tanker Shipping Investigation

April 16, 2004

Third Annual International Competition Network Conference to Take Place In Seoul, Korea

April 5, 2004

Five Indicted in Connection with a Scheme to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

April 1, 2004

Antitrust Division Names New Chief of Staff and Deputy Assistant Attorney General

March

March 31, 2004

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General

March 25, 2004

Maryland Utility Official and Contractor Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud in Connection with Kickback Scheme

March 24, 2004

Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, R. Hewitt Pate, Issues Statement on the EC's Decision in Its Microsoft Investigation

March 22, 2004

Justice Department Statement Regarding Antitrust Division's Corporate Leniency Program

March 18, 2004

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement Regarding the Ending of Settlement Talks Between the EU and Microsoft

March 15, 2004

Crompton Corporation Agrees to Plead Guilty for Participating in Rubber Chemicals Cartel

March 11, 2004

Arkansas Attorney Indicted on Money Laundering, Fraud and Obstruction of Justice Charges

March 9, 2004

Two Wisconsin Road Construction Companies and Four Executives Indicted on Bid-Rigging Charges

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Issues Statement on the Closing of its Investigation of Anthem, Inc.'s Acquisition of Wellpoint Health Networks, Inc.

February

February 27, 2004

New York Printing Broker Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging and Conspiracy Charges

February 26, 2004

Justice Department Filing Lawsuit to Block Oracle's Proposed Acquisition of Peoplesoft

February 18, 2004

U.S. Moving and Storage Company Charged With Price Fixing and Conspiracy to Defraud the United States

February 11, 2004

Justice Department/Federal Trade Commission to Host Joint Workshop on Merger Enforcement

February 4, 2004

Three Individuals Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges in Printing/Graphics Industry

February 3, 2004

Former New York HBO Executive Pleads Guilty to Bid-Rigging, Conspiracy, and Tax Charges

January

January 28, 2004

Arkansas Attorney Charged with Money Laundering and Obstruction of Justice

January 16, 2004

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Request Individuals Resubmit Comments Regarding Agencies' Hearings on Health

January 15, 2004

Justice Department Issues Microsoft Consent Decree Compliance Advisory

January 15, 2004 (Revised February 25, 2004)

Two Cleveland Scrap Metal Companies, Owner, and an Employee Indicted on Supplier Allocation and Bid-Rigging Charges

January 13, 2004

Four Wisconsin Road Construction Executives Arrested on Bid Rigging and Wire Fraud Charges

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