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$8 Billion Collected by Justice Department in Civil and Criminal Cases in Fiscal Year 2013

The Justice Department collected a lot of money in civil and criminal cases during the last fiscal year. Attorney General Eric Holder totaled it up, and came to at least $8 billion. “The department’s enforcement actions not only help to ensure justice is served, but also deliver a valuable...

$544.8 Million in Attorneys’ Fees Awarded in Credit Card Class Action

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has granted attorneys’ fees in the amount of $544.8 million, and expenses in the amount of $27,037,716.97, in the antitrust class action brought in 2005 by merchants against Visa, MasterCard, and a number of banks, alleging that the defendants...

Bridgestone to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Automobile Parts and Will Pay $425 Million Criminal Fine

Bridgestone Corp., a Tokyo, Japan-based company, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $425 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices of automotive anti-vibration rubber parts installed in cars sold in the United States and elsewhere. According to a one-count felony charge...