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William J. Baer

Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division

William J. Baer was sworn in as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division on January 3, 2013.


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Recent Antitrust Case Filings

U.S. v. Apple, et al.

February 8, 2013

U.S. Response | Public Comments

U.S. v. RBS

February 5, 2013

U.S. v. RBS Securities Japan

February 5, 2013

U.S. v. ABI and Modelo

January 31, 2013

U.S. v. OSCIPA and Larry M. Bridges

January 10, 2013

U.S. v. Homy Hong-Ming Hsu, et al.

September 26, 2012

U.S. v. AUO, et al.

September 19, 2012

U.S. and New York v. Verizon, et al.

August 16, 2012

Guidelines and Policy Statements

Policy Statement on Remedies for Standards-Essential Patents Subject to Voluntary F/RAND Commitments

January 8, 2013

Recent Speech

IP, Antitrust and Looking Back on the Last Four Years

February 8, 2013

Remarks as Prepared for the Global Competition Review 2nd Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Renata B. Hesse

Recent Press Releases

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Macmillan In E-Books Case

February 8, 2013

Department Continues to Litigate Against Apple Inc.

RBS Securities Japan Limited Agrees to Plead Guilty in Connection with Long-Running Manipulation of LIBOR Benchmark Interest Rates

February 6, 2013

Second Financial Institution to Plead Guilty to LIBOR Fraud and Pay Substantial Criminal Penalties

RBS Parent Company Also Admits Fault in Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Northern California Real Estate Investor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

February 5, 2013

Investigation Has Yielded 27 Plea Agreements to Date

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Challenging Anheuser-Busch InBev's Proposed Acquisition of Grupo Modelo

January 31, 2013

Merger Would Result in U.S. Consumers Paying More for Beer, Less Innovation; Lawsuit Seeks to Maintain Competition in the Beer Industry Nationwide

Former Executive Convicted for Role in Price-Fixing Conspiracy Involving Coastal Freight Services Between the Continental United States and Puerto Rico

January 29, 2013

Justice Department Challenges Joint Contracting on Behalf of Oklahoma Chiropractors

January 10, 2013

Settlement Bars Chiropractor Association and Its Executive Director from Conspiring to Raise Fees

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Bazaarvoice Inc. Regarding the Company's Acquisition of PowerReviews Inc.

January 10, 2013

Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Competition in Market for Product Ratings and Reviews Platforms Sold to Retailers and Manufacturers

Microsoft Case Filings

Joint Status Report on Microsoft’s Compliance with the Final Judgments

April 22, 2011

Second Modified Final Judgment

April 22, 2009


June 28, 2001

All Microsoft Case Filings


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