Litigation I Section

Industries and Commodities

The Litigation I Section (Lit I) is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of:

  • Health care
  • Insurance
  • Pulp, paper, and timber
  • Appliances
  • Food products
  • Beer
  • Cosmetics and hair care
  • Bread

Federal and State Contacts

Health care matters: Lit I often works with the Department of Health and Human Services and state attorneys general in its health care investigations and cases.

Competition advocacy: Lit I often collaborates with the Federal Trade Commission on competition advocacy in the health care sectors, including advocacy efforts that address Certificates of Need Rules.

Selected Cases and Investigations

U.S. v. Verso Paper Corp. and NewPage Holdings Inc.

U.S. v. Flakeboard America Limited, Celulosa Arauco y Constitución, S.A., Inversiones Angelini y Compañia Limitada, and Sierrapine

U.S. v. Chiropractic Associates, Ltd., of South Dakota

U.S. v. Humana Inc. and Arcadian Management Services, Inc.

U.S. v. International Paper Company and Temple-Inland Inc.

U.S. and State of Montana v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, Inc., et al.

U.S. v. Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V., BBU, Inc., and Sara Lee Corporation

U.S. and State of Michigan v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

U.S. and State of Texas v. United Regional Health Care System

U.S. v. InBev N.V./S.A., InBev USA LLC, and Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Related Guidelines and Reports

July 2004

Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition—A Report by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice

August 1996

Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care


Peter J. Mucchetti, Chief

Ryan M. Kantor, Assistant Chief

Michelle Seltzer, Assistant Chief

Mailing address:
Suite 4100, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Phone: 202-307-0001
Fax: 202-307-5802

Related pages:

Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and field office.

Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division

Updated June 25, 2015