Beyond a reasonable doubt: The Tipline for 24 August 2023

It has been a challenging time for prosecutors bringing criminal antitrust charges against individuals. The Department of Justice has struggled to persuade juries in its broiler chicken and labour cases thus far, but it certainly gets easier when they accept a guilty plea. Federal courts handed out a combined 42 months in prison sentences on Wednesday to three individuals who admitted their roles in price-fixing conspiracies. Also in Tipline, the Antitrust Division seeks a protective order from Google and flight passengers fight to keep their JetBlue/Spirit challenge alive.

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