Criminal Antitrust Suits On The Rise: Report

Law360, New York (March 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Criminal antitrust offenders are facing legal action with increasing frequency, but the lion's share of them are getting off the hook with fines alone, according to a recent report on the business of the federal judiciary in 2008.

The report, conducted by the Statistics Division of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, identified an increase of nearly 32 percent in criminal antitrust cases launched over the past fiscal year in the nation's district courts, rising to 21 filings in 2008 as compared with 16 in...
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