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Jonathan Kanter testifies before the Senate Judiciary . Jonathan Kanter, assistant attorney general in the antitrust division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

They’re Back: DOJ Brings First Criminal Monopolization Case in 45 Years

Justice Department antitrust officials raised eyebrows earlier this year when they announced that DOJ would consider using an enforcement tool dormant for decades: criminal monopolization cases.

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