DOJ Stops Naming Carveouts In Cartel Plea Deals

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday it would no longer publicly name the executives excluded from immunity granted in corporate cartel plea agreements and would limit those so-called carveouts to individuals who may have played a role in the price-fixing plot.

When the antitrust watchdog signs plea agreements with companies in cartel cases, it has historically included the names of the employees who will not be covered by the deal in publicly filed court documents. That controversial practice came to an end Friday, and the...
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