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2005-10-31 12:58:54

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Samuel Alito, a federal appeals court judge chosen by President George W. Bush for the U.S. Supreme Court, has a staunchly conservative judicial philosophy that has earned him the nickname of "Scalito." The nickname was given to the 55-year-old Alito because his views have been similar to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the two most conservative members of the Supreme Court. Besides serving as an appellate judge, Alito also has...

2005-09-25 20:44:22

By Enrique Martel SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rican officials on Sunday urged the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the death of the fugitive founder of a violent Puerto Rican independence group who was killed in a gunfight with federal agents. The FBI said Filiberto Ojeda Rios, 72, opened fire on agents who were trying to arrest him at a farmhouse in the Hormigueros area of western Puerto Rico on Friday. Ojeda Rios was killed and an FBI agent was shot in the...

2005-09-20 11:05:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has paid more than $150 million to settle government charges that the company fraudulently inflated the price of drugs purchased by federal health-care programs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The settlement stems from allegations that the British company violated the U.S. False Claims Act in the sale and marketing of Zofran and Kytril, two nausea drugs prescribed to patients undergoing cancer treatment, the department said....

2005-08-24 20:34:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge on Wednesday that cigarette makers should have to pay the legal costs the government has incurred if it prevails in its long-running racketeering case against them. Lawyers for the department made the request in a brief filed with U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler, saying the cost of pursuing the case had been inflated by "both questionable and vexatious litigation tactics" tobacco companies had used throughout...

2005-08-21 15:30:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday urged against giving antitrust immunity to five members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, saying the carriers had failed to show the benefits would outweigh potential harms. In comments filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Justice Department said there was "a significant risk" of reduced competition if the airlines were allowed wide latitude to share information and coordinate their operations. SkyTeam...

2005-08-20 13:55:08

(In the August 19 Washington story headlined "US Justice Dept against antitrust pass for SkyTeam," please change headline to read ... US Justice Dept against exemption for 5 airlines ... instead of US Justice Dept against antitrust pass for SkyTeam. Also, please read in first paragraph... antitrust immunity to five members of the SkyTeam airline alliance ... instead of ... antitrust immunity to the SkyTeam airline alliance... And at the end of the fourth paragraph please add the...

2005-08-20 14:03:27

A corrected repeat of the item follows. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday urged against giving antitrust immunity to five members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, saying the carriers had failed to show the benefits would outweigh potential harms. In comments filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Justice Department said there was "a significant risk" of reduced competition if the airlines were allowed wide latitude to share information and...

2005-08-19 19:43:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday urged against giving antitrust immunity to the SkyTeam airline alliance, saying the carriers had failed to show the benefits would outweigh potential harms. In comments filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Justice Department said there was "a significant risk" of reduced competition if the airlines were allowed wide latitude to share information and coordinate their operations. SkyTeam announced in...

2005-08-04 20:57:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Missouri man is the first to be indicted under a new federal law that prohibits people from secretly videotaping movies when they are shown in theaters, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Curtis Salisbury, 19, used a camcorder to make copies of recent releases "The Perfect Man" and "Bewitched" and then distributed them through illicit computer networks that specialize in piracy, the Justice Department said. A law that took effect in April prohibits such...

2005-07-18 16:55:49

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a potential $280 billion penalty in the government's racketeering case against cigarette makers. Lawyers for the department filed a petition with the high court asking it to review an appeals court decision that barred the government from seeking past tobacco profits as a legal remedy for decades of alleged fraud by the tobacco industry. "The government cannot protect the...


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