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2007 Press Releases

December

December 26, 2007

German National Charged with Participating in Conspiracy to Rig Bids, Fix Prices and Allocate Market Shares for Sales of Marine Hose

December 21, 2007

Justice Department Will Not Appeal Stolt-Nielsen Decision

December 19, 2007

Investment Fund Will Pay Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

December 18, 2007

Former President of Domecq Importers Inc. Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

December 12, 2007

Three United Kingdom Nationals Plead Guilty to Participating in Bid-Rigging Conspiracy in the Marine Hose Industry

December 6, 2007

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in CommScope's Acquisition of Andrew Corporation

Florida Homeland Security Vendor Employees Arrested on Charges of Conspiring to Defraud their Employers

December 3, 2007

Three United Kingdom Nationals Charged with Participating in Worldwide Bid-Rigging Conspiracy in the Marine Hose Industry

Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim Against ALLTEL Corporation

November

November 29, 2007

Central Florida Corporation Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging on U.S. Navy Contracts

November 27, 2007

Qantas Airways Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay Criminal Fines for Fixing Prices on Cargo Shipments

November 26, 2007

Justice Department Settles Civil Contempt Claim Against Cal Dive International Inc. and Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.

November 20, 2007

Former Telecom Owner Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Scheme to Defraud Federal E-Rate Program

November 13, 2007

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Vulcan's Acquisition of Florida Rock

November 7, 2007

Heating and Air-Conditioning Services Company and Its Owner Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud at New York Presbyterian Hospital

November 6, 2007

Two Executives of French Manufacturer of Marine Hose Agree to Plead Guilty to Participating in Worldwide Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

October

October 30, 2007

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in AT&T's Acquisition of Dobson Communications

October 25, 2007

Statement of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division Regarding Its Investigation of Hearst Corporation's Proposed Acquisition of Tracking Stock in MediaNews Group Inc.

October 23, 2007

Department of Justice Requires Divestiture in Abitibi/Bowater Merger

October 17, 2007

U.S. Freight Forwarder Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges Involving the Military's Program for Shipment of Household Goods

October 16, 2007

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with the Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island Inc.

October 15, 2007

Iconix Brand Group to Pay $550,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Pre-Merger Notification Requirements

Justice Department's Antitrust Division to Host Symposium on Telecommunications Competition Issues

October 10, 2007

Antitrust Division Launches Web Site on Competition in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry

October 9, 2007

Former Sales Representative of Homeland Security Equipment Charged with Participating in Fraud Scheme

September

September 27, 2007

FirstGroup PLC and Laidlaw International Inc. Sell Off School Bus Contract in Alaska to Resolve Antitrust Concerns

September 20, 2007

President of Jacobi Industries Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging on Department of Defense Contracts

September 17, 2007

Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, Thomas O. Barnett, Issues Statement on European Microsoft Decision

September 14, 2007

Former Sales Representative in California Convicted for Role in Schemes to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program

September 13, 2007

Two Executives Indicted in Conspiracy to Rig Bids, Fix Prices and Allocate Market Shares for Sales of Marine Hose

September 6, 2007

Department of Justice Comments on "Network Neutrality" in Federal Communications Commission Proceeding

August

August 30, 2007

Justice Department Tells Court that Microsoft Settlement Promotes Competition and Consumer Choice

August 23, 2007

Court Accepts British Airways/Korean Air Lines Plea

Former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contract Employee Charged with Bribery on a New Orleans Levee Reconstruction Project

August 22, 2007

Three Defendants Indicted in Case Involving Bribery, Conspiracy, Money Laundering, and Obstruction Offenses Related to Contracts in Iraq and Kuwait

August 14, 2007

Commercial Refrigeration Company and Executive Indicted for Rigging Bids on Contracts to Safeway Grocery Stores in Arizona

August 7, 2007

Virginia Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging on Contracts With the U.S. Navy and Others

August 6, 2007

Justice Department Seeks Appointment of Trustee to Sell Mittal Steel's Sparrows Point Steel Mill

August 1, 2007

British Airways Plc and Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. Agree to Plead Guilty and Pay Criminal Fines Totaling $600 Million for Fixing Prices on Passenger and Cargo Flights

July

July 31, 2007

U.S. Freight Forwarder Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges Involving the Military's Program for Shipment of Household Goods

July 25, 2007

Third Individual Arrested in Case Involving Bribery, Money Laundering, and Conspiracy Related to Department of Defense Contracts in Iraq and Kuwait

July 23, 2007

Two Defendants Arrested in Bribery, Money Laundering Case Related to Department of Defense Contracts in Iraq and Kuwait

July 10, 2007

Former Executive of New York Defense Firm Pleads Guilty to Rigging Bids and Receiving Kickback on U.S. Department of Defense Contracts

June

June 27, 2007

Former Arizona Commercial Refrigeration Company Manager Pleads Guilty to Participating in Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

Former Executive of Window Blind Slat Manufacturing Company Agrees to Plead Guilty for Role in Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

June 26, 2007

Florida Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Rig Bids at U.S. Postal Service Auctions in Atlanta

Former President of Domecq Importers Inc. Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

June 25, 2007

Telephone Company in Pennsylvania Eliminates Provisions Restricting Competition to Address Justice Department Concerns

June 19, 2007

Justice Department Files Joint Status Report on Microsoft's Compliance with the Final Judgments

Department of Justice Settles Lawsuit Against Federation of Physicians and Dentists

June 12, 2007

Justice Department Reaches Agreement Requiring Divestitures in Merger of First Busey Corporation and Main Street Trust Inc.

June 11, 2007

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on its Decision to Close its Investigation of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc.'s Acquisition of CBOT Holdings Inc.

June 6, 2007

Virginia Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging on Contracts with the U.S. Navy and Others

June 1, 2007

International Competition Network Presents Report on Unilateral Conduct and Announces Merger Convergence Project

May

May 31, 2007

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in $1.5 Billion Merger of Monsanto and Delta and Pine Land

May 30, 2007

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pleads Guilty to Lying to the Federal Government about Deal Involving Blood-Thinning Drug

May 24, 2007

Thomas O. Barnett to Participate in Sixth Annual International Competition Network Conference in Moscow, Russia

May 22, 2007

Justice Department Reaches Settlement With the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association and Its Subsidiary

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Daily Gazette Company and MediaNews Group

May 21, 2007

Former Oregon Chemical Company Executive Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

Texas Hedge Fund Manager will Pay Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements

May 14, 2007

Justice Department Expresses Concerns to Tennessee State Legislature on Bill That Would Deny Consumers Cash Rebates in Real Estate Transactions

May 8, 2007

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

U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Issue Report on Competition in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry

May 4, 2007

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on its Decision to Close Its Investigation of Smithfield Inc.'s Acquisition of Premium Standard Farms Inc.

May 2, 2007

Eight Executives Arrested on Charges of Conspiring to Rig Bids, Fix Prices, and Allocate Markets for Sales of Marine Hose

Department of Justice Files Amended Complaint in Antitrust Case Following Rinker Board of Directors' Approval of Cemex Takeover Bid

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Conclude on May 8

April

April 30, 2007

Department of Justice Will Not Oppose Standards-Setting Organization's Proposal on Patent Information Policy

April 24, 2007

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on May 1

April 19, 2007

Sixth Samsung Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Participating in DRAM Price-Fixing Cartel

April 18, 2007

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Amsted Industries Inc.'s Purchase of FM Industries

Former Executive of Window Blind Slat Manufacturing Company Indicted for Conspiracy and Wire Fraud

April 17, 2007

Antitrust Division Names New Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Regulatory Matters

Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Issue Report on Antitrust and Intellectual Property

April 10, 2007

Justice Department Will Not Oppose Proposal by Trucking Companies for Benchmarking Survey

April 4, 2007

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Cemex's Acquisition of Rinker Group

Insulation Service Companies and Executive Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at New York City Hospitals

April 3, 2007

Antitrust Division Statement Regarding the Release of the Antitrust Modernization Commission Report

March

March 30, 2007

Justice Department Statement on District Court's Decision in Tunney Act Review of Proposed Settlements in U.S. v. SBC Communications and U.S. v. Verizon Communications

March 23, 2007

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on March 28 and March 29

March 13, 2007

Natural Gas Pipeline Company and Executives Indicted for Role in Bid-Rigging Conspiracy

March 2, 2007

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue on March 7 and March 8

February

February 23, 2007

Former Executive Charged with Providing an Illegal Gratuity to D.C. Public Official

February 22, 2007

Two Pennsylvania Executives Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging on Contract with the U.S. Navy

February 21, 2007

Virginia Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging on Contracts With the U.S. Navy and Others and to Conspiring to Bribe a New York City Government Employee

February 20, 2007

Justice Department Requires Mittal Steel to Divest Sparrows Point Steel Mill

February 9, 2007

Former Telecom Owner Convicted for Scheme to Defraud Federal E-Rate Program

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue in Chicago

January

January 26, 2007

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue in Berkeley, Calif.

January 10, 2007

Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct to Continue in Berkeley, Calif. and Chicago

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