Stolt’s Last-Ditch Effort To Thwart Prosecution Denied

Law360, New York (July 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Department of Justice can proceed in its claims against Stolt-Nielsen SA, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to temporarily block the government from filing antitrust charges against the transport company.

Stolt had filed an emergency petition seeking to prevent a DOJ lawsuit until the Supreme Court has ruled on Stolt’s petition for certiorari.

But Justice David Souter rejected the last-ditch appeal, paving the way for the Justice Department to initiate antitrust proceedings against both Stolt and executive Richard Wingfield.

Stolt has petitioned for review of...
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