Recent Development in Antitrust and International Trade Law

FORMER BRITISH AIRWAYS EXECUTIVE CHARGED FOR HIS ROLE IN THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO THE AIR CARGO SHIPPING INDUSTRY

September 30, 2008 at 4:38 pm

On September 30, 2008, Keith Packer, former executive of British Airways World Cargo, agreed to plead guilty, serve eight months in prison, and pay a $20,000 criminal fine for his role in a wide-ranging conspiracy to fix rates for international air cargo shipments including to and from the United States. […]

CONVENIENCE STORE AND INDIVIDUAL CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO FIX GAS PRICES IN OKLAHOMA

September 19, 2008 at 4:36 pm

On Septmeber 19, 2008, Kwik-Chek Food Stores, Inc., a Texas based convenience store and one of its agents, Jarrod Thomas, were charged for conspiring to fix retail gasoline and diesel fuel prices sold in Antler, OK. The conspiracy took place from early 2002 to June 2007. Kwik-Chek, based in Bonham, […]

TWO EL PASO BUSINESSMAN AND COMPANIES CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO RIG BIDS AND ALLOCATE CUSTOMERS FOR DOOR AND HARDWARE INSTALLATION

September 10, 2008 at 4:34 pm

On September 10, 2008, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) charged Lindsey B. Holt, president of Architectural Products Co. Inc., Humberto Lopez, vice president of El Paso Steel Doors and Frames, Inc. and their respective companies with conspiracy to rig bids and allocate customers for certain contracts for sale of doors […]

MARIAN R. BRUNO NAMED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FTC’S BUREAU OF COMPETITION; NORMAN ARMSTRONG, JR. NAMED ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR

September 2, 2008 at 11:49 pm

On September 2, 2008, Marian R. Bruno, the Associate Director of Management and Operations in the Federal Trade Comission’s (“FTC”) Bureau of Competition (“Bureau”), was named the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition. Norman Armstrong, Deputy Assistant Director of the Bureau’s Mergers IV Division, has been named Acting Deputy […]