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Construction Company Owner Convicted of Fraud in Securing More Than $240 Million in Contracts Intended for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

June 30, 2022

Yesterday, a federal jury in San Antonio, Texas, convicted the owner of several companies in the construction industry for his role in a long-running scheme to defraud the United States. From the U.S. Department of Justice: Read More

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Justice Department Sues to Block Booz Allen Hamilton’s Proposed Acquisition of EverWatch

June 29, 2022

The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today to block Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation’s (Booz Allen) proposed acquisition of EverWatch Corp. (EverWatch), a subsidiary of EC Defense Holdings LLC. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, alleges that the merger agreement threatens imminent competition for a…

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Military Contractors Indicted for $7 Million Procurement Fraud Scheme

June 23, 2022

A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Georgia returned an indictment charging military contractors with an alleged fraud scheme involving government contracts totaling over $7 million. From the U.S. Department of Justice: Read More

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Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter to Participate in OECD Competition Committee Meetings in Paris, France

June 21, 2022

This week, Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division is in Paris, France, to participate in meetings of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee and its working parties. From the U.S. Department of Justice: Read More

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Commercial Flooring Contractor and Its Former President Plead Guilty to Antitrust Charges

June 9, 2022

Commercial Carpet Consultants Inc., a Chicago-based commercial flooring contractor, and its former president, Jerry P. Watson, have been charged for a long-running conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for commercial flooring products and services. From the U.S. Department of Justice: Read More

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Justice Department, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and National Institute of Standards and Technology Withdraw 2019 Standards-Essential Patents (SEP) Policy Statement

June 8, 2022

The Department of Justice, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (the Agencies) announced today the withdrawal of the 2019 Policy Statement on Remedies for Standards-Essential Patents Subject to Voluntary F/RAND Commitments (2019 Statement). After considering public input on the 2019 Statement and possible revisions, the Agencies…

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Verzatec Abandons Proposed Acquisition of Crane Composites Following Justice Department Suit to Block

May 26, 2022

The Department of Justice announced today that Grupo Verzatec S.A. de C.V. (Verzatec) has abandoned its proposed acquisition of Crane Composites (Crane), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crane Co. The proposed transaction would have eliminated intense competition between Verzatec and its biggest competitor, Crane, allowing Verzatec to dominate the industry and harm American businesses. From the…

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Military Contractor Indicted for $15 Million Bid-Rigging Scheme and Conspiracy to Defraud the United States

May 20, 2022

A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Texas returned an indictment charging a military contractor for rigging bids on public military contracts in Texas and Michigan and defrauding the United States.

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Federal Jury Awards $111 Million in MN Personal Injury Case

May 20, 2022
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A federal jury in Minnesota has awarded a college student more than $111 million in damages after concluding negligent care of his injured leg following surgery led to a permanent disability.

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Guilty Verdict Returned Against a Former Employee of the Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Connection with a Scheme to Defraud the United States

May 19, 2022

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