Bill To Let DOJ Sue OPEC Introduced In Senate

Law360, New York (June 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After winning overwhelming approval in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill that would give the Department of Justice the right to sue members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries for colluding on oil supply and prices was introduced to the Senate on Tuesday.

Sponsored by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), S.3081 would establish a Petroleum Industry Antitrust Task Force within the DOJ with the intention to pursue OPEC over its alleged antitrust violations in the energy industry.

The task force would be charged with...
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