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USDOJ: Antitrust Division 1980 Press Releases

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December

December 9, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Alleging that a County bar Association in Alabama Violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by Conspiring to Restrain Competition Through Formulation, Publication and Dessemination of a Fee Schedule for Lawyers' Services.

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging the Coffee County, Alabama, bar Association with Illegally Conspiring to Restrain Trade in Residential Real Estate Closings by Excluding Competitors from that Business.

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Alleging that Four Law Firms and One Attorney in Enterprise, Alabama, Violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

October

October 28, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Alleging the New York County Lawyers' Association Conspired to Restrict the Trust and Estate Services.

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Challenging the Acquistion of Fiberite Corporation by Beatrice Foods Co.

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging First Multiple listing Service, Inc. with Restricting Competition by Limiting Membership in the Listing Service

October 10, 1980

Federal Grand Jury in Cleveland, Ohio, Returned a Felony Indictment Charging Two Companies an Unincorporated Association and Four Individuals Conspiring to Fix Prices.

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging First Multiple listing Service, Inc. with Restricting Competition by Limiting Membership in the Listing Service

September

September 30, 1980

Department of Justice Files a Civil Antitrust Suit Challenging the Proposed Acquisition of Pullman Inc. by Wheelabrator-Frye Inc.

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (U.S.A.), Inc., and the Worldscale Association (NYC), Inc., with Conspiring to Fix the Fees Charged for Brokering the Spot Market Chartering of Oil Tankers to and from the United States and its Territories.

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Challenging the Acquisition by Rockwell International Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of Nearly 30 Percent of the Stock of Serck Limited of the United Kingdom.

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Challenging the Acquisition of the Home-Crete Division Or G. &. W. H. Corson Inc. of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, by the Flintkote Company of Stamford, Connecticut

September 25, 1980

Department of Justice Files a Civil Suit to Prevent Anticompetitive Merger in In-Patient Psychiatric Care Market

September 24, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Alleging that the Title Insurance Rating Bureau of Arizona Inc. (TIRBA) and its Members Conspired to Fix Prices on Escrow Services in Arizona.

September 17, 1980

Federal Grand Jury Charged Cuisinarts Inc. with Conspiring to fix Retail Prices on Cusinart Food Processors Throughout the United States

September 15, 1980

Department of Justice Files a Civil Antitrust Suit Challenging the April, 1980, Acquisition of the Home-Crete Division or G. &. W. H. Corson Inc. by the Flintkote Company

September 10, 1980

Department of Justice Filed A Civil Antitrust Suit Challenging the Proposed Acquisition of the Portable Battery Division, of Gould, Inc. by SAFT America

August

August 20, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Challenging the 1979 Acquisition of Aluminum Plumbing Fixture Corporation of Burlingame, California, by Acorn Engineering Company of City of Industry, California.

August 11, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Against the Laramie County Liquor Dealers Association, a Trade Association of Retail Liquor Dealers in Laramie, Wyoming

August 4, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Against Four Major Motion Picture Companies and Getty Oil Company of Los Angeles, California, to Block their Collective Agreement to Establish and Operate a Pay-Television Network Program Service

July

July 21, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Challenging the 1979 Acquisition of Glen-Gery Corp. of Reading, Pennsylvania, by Ibstock Johnsen Ltd., of Ibstock, Leicestershire, England

July 15, 1980

A Federal Grand Jury in Boston, Massachusetts, Indictment Five Corporations and Three Individuals with Conspiring to Fix and Stabilize the Prices of Standard Screws Sold to Distributors Throughout the United States

Federal Grand Jury in Boston, Massachusetts, Returned A Felony Indictment Charging Five Corporations And Three Individuals With Conspiring To Fix And Stabilize the Prices of Standard Screws Sold to Distributors Throughout the United States

July 9, 1980

Department of Justice Files a Two-Count Civil Antitrust Suit Alleging that Rea Construction Company Conspired to Rig Bids on Two Construction Projects in North Carolina

Department of Justice Today Filed a Two Count Civil Antitrust Suit Alleging the Rea Construction Company of Charlotte, North Carolina, Conspired to Rig Bids on Two Construction Projects in North Carolina in Violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act

June

June 26, 1980

Department of Justice Plans Filing an Antitrust Suit to Challenge the Acquisition Hood's Assets by Agri-Mark Unless the Transaction is Abandoned

Department of Justice Advised the Counsel for Agway Inc. of DeWitt, New York, for H.P. Hood, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts, and for Agri-Mark, Inc. of Haverhill, Massachusetts, that it will File an Antitrust Suit to Challenge the Acquisition of Hood's Assets by Agri-Mark, a Newly-Formed New England Dairy Farmers Cooperative, Unless the Transaction is Abandoned.

June 13, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Charging a Nursing Home Association in Montana with Conspiring to Raise the Price of Nursing Home Services Paid Under the State’s Medicaid Program.

May

May 22, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit charging the Mississippi State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors with Eliminating Price Competition in the Sale of Engineering Services in Mississippi

May 5, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit against Four Motion Picture Theater Exhibitors Alleging a Conspiracy to Allocate Motion Pictures in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April

April 23, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Suit Against FMC Corporation of Chicago, Illinois, to Enjoin Enforcement of its Patent on Carbofuran, a Pesticide

March

March 12, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Challenging the Proposed Acquisition of Assets of Searle Diagnostics, Inc., of Des Plaines, Illinois

January

January 21, 1980

Department of Justice Today Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit Against Two Trade Associations, the FOREX Association of North America and the Foreign Exchange Brokers Association (FEBA) alleging a Conspiracy to Fix Brokerage Commission rates in the United States for Foreign Exchange Transactions Between Banks.

January 18, 1980

Department of Justice Filed a Civil Antitrust Suit against Societe Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs (SNPE) of Paris, France, and Fayette Chemical Corporation, of Wood Ridge, New Jersey

January 11, 1980

Department of Justice Files a Civil Antitrust Suit against Hercules, Inc., for Monopolization and Attempted Monopolization of the Sale of Industrial Nitrocellulose

Updated February 28, 2023