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2005 Press Releases

December

December 22, 2005

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in AMC Entertainment's Merger with Loews Cineplex Entertainment

December 20, 2005

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in UnitedHealth Group's Acquisition of Pacificare Health Systems

December 8, 2005

Justice Department Will Not Challenge Proposal by Denver Post to Create a Free Edition

December 7, 2005

Statement of Deputy Assistant Attorney General J. Bruce McDonald Regarding Korean Fair Trade Commission's Decision in Its Microsoft Case

November

November 28, 2005

DOJ and FTC to Hold Joint Public Hearings on Competition Policy Related to Single-Firm Conduct

November 23, 2005

Department of Justice Statement on the Closing of the Vermont Home Health Investigation

November 16, 2005

Department of Justice Antitrust Division Statement on the Closing of its Two Stock Exchange Investigations

November 2, 2005

Justice Department Encourages the New Mexico Real Estate Commission to Maintain Consumer Choice in Real Estate Brokerage Services

October

October 27, 2005

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Verizon's Acquisition of MCI and SBC's Acquisition of AT&T

October 25, 2005

Sixth Circuit Court Grants Appeal of Justice Department and Commonwealth of Kentucky

October 20, 2005

The Justice Department and The Federal Trade Commission Encourage Michigan Senate Committee to Continue to Allow Consumer Choice in Real Estate Brokerage Services

October 19, 2005

Federal Interagency Task Force on Competition in Electric Energy Markets Requests Public Comments Concerning Study Mandated in Energy Policy Act

October 18, 2005

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Cal Dive International's Acquisition of Stolt Offshore

October 13, 2005

Samsung Agrees to Plead Guilty and to Pay $300 Million Criminal Fine for Role in Price Fixing Conspiracy

October 4, 2005

Department of Justice Amends Antitrust Lawsuit Against National Association of Realtors

September

September 29, 2005

Florida Electrical Contractor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging on Electrical Construction Contracts

September 27, 2005

Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Announce Expedited Antitrust Procedure and Guidance for Post-Hurricane Relief Efforts

September 26, 2005

Hedge Fund Manager Will Pay Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Pre-Merger Notification Requirements

September 13, 2005

Justice Department/Federal Trade Commission to Host Joint Workshop on Competition Policy and The Real Estate Industry

September 8, 2005

Justice Department Sues National Association of Realtors for Limiting Competition Among Real Estate Brokers

September 2, 2005

Justice Department Requires Two Digital Jukebox Companies to End Illegal Agreement

September 1, 2005

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General

August

August 17, 2005

South Dakota Real Estate Commission Permits Real Estate Brokers to Offer Rebates and Inducements

August 10, 2005

Former Top Bayer Executives Indicted in Price-Fixing Conspiracy

August 8, 2005

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Waste Industries USA Inc.

August 3, 2005

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the Closing of the Investigation of Sprint Corporation's Acquisition of Nextel Communications Inc.

July

July 13, 2005

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Kentucky Real Estate Commission

Corrected Version July 6, 2005

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Alltel's Acquisition of Western Wireless

June

Corrected Version June 29, 2005

Justice Department Moves to Modify Real Estate Consent Decree

June 29, 2005

Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Producer and Four Executives Agree to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing Charge

June 24, 2005

Justice Department Requires Actuarial Consultants to Halt Anticompetitive Information Exchange

Department of Justice Sues Federation of Physicians and Dentists and Four Individuals Alleging a Conspiracy

June 23, 2005

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Closing of the America West/US Airways Investigation

Former Chemical Salesman Agrees to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

June 22, 2005

Attorney General Gonzales Announces Interim Leadership in the Antitrust Division

June 8, 2005

International Competition Network Conference Promotes Convergence Among World's Antitrust Enforcers

June 7, 2005

Former General Electric Maintenance Manager Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Charges Regarding Roofing Contracts

June 1, 2005

Puerto Rico Executive Charged with Conspiring to Defraud His Employer

R. Hewitt Pate to Participate in Fourth Annual International Competition Network Conference in Bonn, Germany

May

May 25, 2005

Justice Department Statement on Oklahoma Legislature's Proposed Real Estate Legislation

May 24, 2005

The Justice Department and The Federal Trade Commission Urge the Governor of Missouri to Continue to Allow Consumer Choice in Real Estate Brokerage Services

Reuters Ltd. and Moneyline Telerate Restructure Proposed Deal to Alleviate Justice Department's Antitrust Concerns

May 19, 2005

Puerto Rico Company and Executive Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud

Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Producer Indicted on Price-Fixing Charge

May 17, 2005

The Honorable Robert H. Bork to Receive Justice Department's 2005 John Sherman Award

May 16, 2005

Former Bayer AG Executive Agrees to Plead

May 13, 2005

Justice Department Closes Investigation into Seattle Times/Hearst Communications Inc. JOA

May 12, 2005

The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission Urge the Alabama State Senate to Continue to Allow Consumer Choice in Real Estate Brokerage Services

Two Executives and Their Linen Supply Companies Indicted on Customer Allocation Charge

May 10, 2005

Statement of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales on the Resignation of Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate

May 9, 2005

New York Linen Supply Company and Its Owner Plead Guilty to Allocating Customers

May 2, 2005

Italian Company to Plead Guilty and Pay $9 Million Fine for Participating in Polychloroprene Rubber Cartel

April

April 28, 2005

Former Executive of Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Producer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing Charge

April 21, 2005

Korean Company--Hynix--Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Agrees to Pay $185 Million Fine for Role in DRAM Conspiracy

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Urge Texas Real Estate Commission to Continue to Allow Flexibility in Brokerage Services

April 11, 2005

Former District of Columbia Transportation Official and A New York Traffic Engineering Company Charged with Subverting the Competitive Process

April 8, 2005

Justice Department Urges Oklahoma State Legislature to Continue to Allow Choice in Real Estate Services

April 7, 2005

Six Corporations and Five Individuals Indicted in Connection with Schemes to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

April 1, 2005

New York Roofing Products Representative Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging Charges

March

March 31, 2005

Justice Department Sues Kentucky Real Estate Commission for Limiting Competition Among Real Estate Brokers

March 21, 2005

Justice Department Requires Two West Virginia Hospitals to End Illegal Market-Allocation Agreements

March 16, 2005

Statement by Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate Regarding the Closing of the Western Union Money Transfer Investigaiton

March 1, 2005

Cleveland Scrap Metal Companies Plead Guilty to Supplier Allocation and Bid-Rigging Charges

February

February 28, 2005

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

February 10, 2005

Former North Carolina Textile Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Fixing Prices of Spun Yarn Products

February 2, 2005

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General

January

January 19, 2005

DuPont Dow Elastomers to Plead Guilty and Pay $84 Million Fine for Participating in a Synthetic Rubber Cartel

January 12, 2005

Zeon Chemicals Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing in Synthetic Rubber Conspiracy

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