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Trademark Granted to Law Firm Newswire for Company Slogan, Make the News

January 24, 2024
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San Francisco, California – San Francisco-based Law Firm Newswire, a legal news and press release distribution company, was recently granted the trademark for their company slogan, Make the News®. The trademark was filed on December 22, 2022 and granted on January 16, 2024. The company’s slogan, “Make the News,” has been a key part of…

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Justice Department Statements on District Court Ruling Enjoining American Airlines and JetBlue’s Northeast Alliance

May 20, 2023

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter for the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division issued the following statements today regarding the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts’s ruling in favor of the Justice Department and the Attorneys General of six states and the District of Columbia in their civil antitrust…

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Justice Department Files Proposed Amended Complaint and Consent Decree with Fourth Poultry Processor, Further Addressing Long-Running Conspiracy to Suppress Workers’ Compensation

May 17, 2023

The Department of Justice filed a proposed amended complaint and consent decree today in the District of Maryland with George’s, Inc. and George’s Foods, LLC (George’s) that would resolve claims that George’s conspired with other poultry processors for years to suppress workers’ wages by exchanging compensation information. George’s provided significant and voluntary cooperation to the…

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Justice Department Reaches Settlement in Suit to Block ASSA ABLOY’s Proposed Acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement Division

May 6, 2023

The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement in its litigation regarding ASSA ABLOY AB’s (ASSA ABLOY) proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of Spectrum Brand Holding Inc.’s Hardware and Home Improvement division. The proposed settlement requires ASSA ABLOY to divest assets as a condition of finalizing ASSA ABLOY’s transaction with Spectrum Brands…

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Former Public Official and California Contractor Sentenced for Bid Rigging and Bribery

May 2, 2023

A former Caltrans contract manager and a former contractor were sentenced today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento for their roles in a bid-rigging and bribery scheme involving Caltrans improvement and repair contracts. From the U.S. Department of Justice: Read More

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Construction Company Owner Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison and Ordered to Pay Nearly $1 Million in Restitution for Rigging Bids and Bribing a Public Official

April 23, 2023

A construction company owner in California was sentenced to 78 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay $984,699.53 in restitution for his role in a bid-rigging and bribery scheme involving California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) improvement and repair contracts. From the U.S. Department of Justice: Read More

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit and Proposed Consent Decree to Prohibit Activision Blizzard from Suppressing Esports Player Compensation

April 9, 2023

The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today against Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Activision), one of the world’s largest video game developers and publishers, for imposing rules that limited competition for players in Activision’s Overwatch and Call of Duty professional esports leagues and suppressed the wages of esports players in these leagues in violation…

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Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to Hold Annual Spring Enforcers Summit

March 17, 2023

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will cohost the second Spring Enforcers Summit on Monday, March 27. Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice’s Antitrust Division and Chair Lina M. Khan of the FTC, as well as senior staff from both agencies, will gather with international enforcers and state…

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Health Care Staffing Executive Indicted for Fixing Wages of Nurses

March 16, 2023

A federal grand jury in Las Vegas returned an indictment today charging a health care staffing executive with conspiring to fix the wages of Las Vegas nurses, in violation of the Sherman Act. From the U.S. Department of Justice: Read More

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Justice Department’s Ongoing Section 8 Enforcement Prevents More Potentially Illegal Interlocking Directorates

March 9, 2023

The Justice Department announced today that five more directors resigned from four corporate boards and one company declined to exercise board appointment rights in response to the Antitrust Division’s enforcement efforts around Section 8 of the Clayton Act (Section 8). Section 8, which Congress made a per se violation of the antitrust laws, prohibits directors…

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