DOJ's $810M Antitrust Haul Illustrates Big-Money Trend

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 8:54 PM EDT) -- With more than $810 million in antitrust penalties already in pocket in 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice is set to surpass its previous $1 billion high, according to a new report, and those numbers won't be dropping any time soon thanks to the watchdog's ongoing auto parts probe and its well-entrenched leniency program.

Driven mainly by four major fines from the auto parts cases, the regulator has already hauled in about $590 million in criminal fines and collected almost $220 million in restitution, penalties and...
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