Top Antitrust Deals Of '09 Have Enforcement Tie

Law360 (January 19, 2010, 8:03 PM EST) -- Last year saw some blockbuster settlements in antitrust litigation, with many of the biggest deals coming on the back of government investigations or enforcement actions.

From Intel Corp.'s blockbuster $1.25 billion settlement with rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., to Lufthansa AG's $85 million settlement in multidistrict litigation that accused a host of air cargo shipping service companies of a worldwide price-fixing scheme, to settlements related to insurance broker contingency commissions, the common thread woven through many of the top antitrust settlements of the past year identified by Law 360 was some link to a related government investigation or action.

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