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  • Justice Department Requires College Multimedia Rights Provider to Refrain from Unlawful Agreements Not to Compete
    on February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

    “The illegal agreements not to compete allowed Learfield IMG College to benefit at the expense of the nation’s universities, students, and fans,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.  “Public and private universities rely on competition among multimedia rights providers to provide critical resources to athletic programs, but these agreements lessened that competition and thereby harmed the universities and, ultimately, American students and taxpayers.&rdquo […]

  • Justice Department Announces Multiple Charges for Price-Fixing Conspiracies in Customized Promotional Products Industry
    on January 31, 2019 at 5:00 am


  • Former E-Commerce Executive Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing; Sentenced to Six Months
    on January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Daniel William Aston, a former e-commerce executive, pleaded guilty on Jan. 17, 2019 for conspiring to fix the prices of posters sold online.  Aston, a resident and citizen of the United Kingdom, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of California on Aug. 27, 2015.  Aston was a fugitive until his arrest in Spain in May 2018.  After his arrest, he spent over five months in Spanish custody before agreeing to submit to U.S. jurisdiction and answer to price-fixing charges.&nbs […]

  • Justice Department Requires Divestitures to Resolve Antitrust Concerns in Gray’s Merger With Raycom
    on December 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    “Without the required divestitures, Gray’s merger with Raycom threatens serious competitive harm to cable subscribers and small businesses,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. “I am pleased, however, that we have been able to reach a speedy and complete resolution of the Division’s concerns, thanks in part to the parties’ commitment to engage in good faith settlement talks from the outset of our investigation.&rdquo […]

  • Justice Department Reaches Settlement With Nexstar Media Group Inc. in Ongoing Television Broadcaster Information Exchange Investigation
    on December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

    “The Antitrust Division continues its efforts to stop the unlawful exchange of competitively sensitive information in the television broadcast industry,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.  “Robust competition among broadcast stations allows American businesses to obtain competitive advertising rates.  The unlawful sharing of information reduced that competition and harmed businesses and the consumers they serve.&rdquo […]

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