Circuit Court Reverses Stolt-Nielsen Injunction

Law360, New York (March 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a landmark case that tests the boundaries of the U.S. government's amnesty program, a federal appeals court has reversed a lower court injunction blocking the U.S. from indicting a transportation service company in connection with antitrust violations in the tanker industry.

In January 2005, a District court judge issued an injunction stopping the Justice Department’s prosecution of Stolt-Nielsen—a company that had been cooperating with antitrust division in criminal prosecutions involving the global carrier industry.

The District Court’s injunction was based on an amnesty agreement that...
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