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USDOJ: Antitrust Division 1970 Press Releases

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December

December 22, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging that Burlington Northern Inc. has Violated the Sherman Act

December 18, 1970

Department of Justice Filed an Antitrust Suit Charging the Los Angeles Realty Board and Four of its Branches with Fixing Commission Rates for Property Sales

December 15, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to prevent the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company from Acquiring United States Lines, Inc.

December 8, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Require Asiatic Petroleum Corporation of new York to Divest Itself of the Fuel Oil Business it Acquired from C.H. Sprague & Son Co.

December 2, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Block Acquisition of First National Bank of Greeley, by the First National Bancorporation, Inc.

November

November 25, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Block the Acquisition of The Colorado Springs National Bank, by United Banks Colorado Inc.

November 18, 1970

Department of Justice Filed an Antitrust Suit Charging the long Island Board of Realtors, Inc., with Fixing Commission Rates for Property Sales

November 17, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Enjoin Three Illinois Men from Holding Controlling Interests in two Banks in Owensboro, Kentucky

November 10, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging Bethlehen Steel Corporation with Using Reciprocal Purchase Arrangements With Suppliers and Customers in Violation of the Sherman Act

November 06, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging PPG Industries, Inc., with Using Reciprocal Purchasing Arrangements with Customers and Suppliers in Violation of the Sherman Act

November 05, 1970

Department of Justice Filed Suit to Block the Merger of Two of the Largest Commercial Banks Which Serve Bennington, Vermont, Area

October

October 08, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Proposed Consent Judgment Forbidding the Anthracite Export Association, six of its Member Producers of Anthracite Coal, and Two Affiliated Wholesalers of Anthracite From Fixing Prices and Allocating the Supply of Antharcite

September

September 28, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging the Nation's Second Largest Banana Importer and a New York trucking Firm with Conspiring to Eliminate Competition in the Carting of Bananas

September 18, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging Standard Oil Company with Fixing Prices of Gasoline and other Products and Services Sold at Stations Operated by its Commission Managers

September 01, 1970

Department of Justice Filed Two Civil Antitrust Suits to Require Combustion Engineering, Inc., to Sell its Interest in Wickes Boiler Division and The Bauer Brothers Company

August

August 3, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging Navajo Freight Lines, Inc., Three Affiliated Companies and Two of their Directors with Violations of Clayton Act

July

July 31, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging Armco Steel Co., with Using Reciprocal Purchase Arrangements with Suppliers and Customers in Violation of the Sherman Act

July 29, 1970

Department of Justice Filed an Antitrust Suit Charging Cleveland Real Estate Board with Fixing Commission Rates for Property Sales

July 22, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Against The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors

July 20, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Require Movielab, Inc. to Divest Itself of the Professional Film Processing Business it had Acquired from Berkey Photo Inc.

July 8, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Block Acquisition of First National Bank of Greeley, by the First National Bancorporation, Inc

June

June 30, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Separate Antitrust Suit Against Five Textile Companies, Charging Each with Engaging in an Illegal Conspiracy with their Wholesalers and Retailers to Eliminate Competition in the Retail Sale of Prime Line Sheets and Pillowcases.

June 29, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Against Republic Steel Co. Charging the Use of Reciprocal Purchase Arrangements with Suppliers and Customers in Violation of the Sherman Act

June 22, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging that American Steamship Co. and its Controlling Corporation, Oswego Shipping Co. Violated the Clayton Act in the Acquisition of two Steamship Companies Operating in Great Lakes

June 15, 1970

Department of Justice Filed Three Antitrust Suits Charging Four Grain Exporting Companies with Entering into Unlawful Agreements Providing for Exclusive Stevedoring Services at Their Grain Elevators in Gulf Coast Ports

June 01, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Against Inland Steel Co. Charging the Use of Reciprocal Purchase Arrangements with Suppliers and Customers in Violation of the Sherman Act.

May

May 21, 1970

Department of Justice Filed Two Antitrust Suits Against Domestic and Foreign Companies Engaged in Manufacture and Sale of Quinine and Quindine.

May 18, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Block the proposed Acquisition of Weldaloy Products Company, by P.R. Mallory and Co. as Illegal under Antitrust Laws.

May 04, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging Simmons Company with Fixing Prices and Bids

April

April 24, 1970

Department of Justice Filed an Antitrust Suit to Prevent The Wachovia Corporation of Winston-Salem, from Acquiring American Credit Corporation

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Against Three Chemical Manufacturers and the Owner of the Patents on Chemical Products

April 22, 1970

Department of Justice Filed an Antitrust Suit Charging Westinghouse Electric Corporatioon and two Japanese Companies with Conspiring to Restrain Trade Between the United States and Japan Through Restrictive Patent and Technology Licensing Agreements

April 20, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging the Nation's Dominant Breeder of Chrysanthemums with Conspiring with on of its Subsidiaries and a Non Profit Corporation to Monopolize Trade in Chrysanthemum Cuttings.

April 2, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Require Healthcare Corporation, of Boston, Massachusetts, to Divest Itself of General Dental Supply Co., Inc.

March

March 31, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging Northern Natural Gas Company of Omaha, Nebraska with Monopolizing the Sale of Natural Gas to Industrial Customers.

March 26, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Against The Cleveland Trust Company to Require it to Divest Itself of Stock Interests in Certain Major Manufacturers of Automatic Machine Tools to Eliminate its Interlocking Directorships in such Companies

March 19, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Against Three Manufacturers of Ampicillin and Other Semisynthetic Penicillins, Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics

March 6, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging Evans Products Company, of Portland, Oregon, with Making a Reciprocal Purchasing and Selling Arrangements With Railroads

February

February 27, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Block the Acquisition of The Peoples National Baank of Manassas, by United Virginia Bankshares Incorporated

February 24, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging the Times Printing Company with Attempting to Monopolize the Daily Newspaper Market in Chattanooga, Tennessee

February 19, 1970

Department of Justice filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging Viking Carpets, Inc. with Allocating Sales Territories and Fixing Prices for Viking Carpets.

February 4, 1970

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit to Require Crowell Collier and Macmillan, Inc. to Divest itself of C.G. Conn Ltd. amd Uniforms by Ostwald, Inc.

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