Tech, Energy Took Biggest Antitrust Hits Last Year

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 6:52 PM EST) -- Technology, energy and telecommunications companies accounted for the biggest shares of antitrust settlements, fines and judgments paid in 2009, thanks to a handful of exceptionally large payments from Intel Corp., E.ON AG, GDF Suez, Telenor Group and others.

By far the biggest share of payments in antitrust suits and investigations came from technology companies, with total payments of about $4.4 billion worldwide, according to data collected by Law360. Of those payments, $2.6 billion worth arose in the jurisdiction of the U.S., $11.9 million in Germany, $1.5...
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