Content about U.S. Department of Justice

February 13, 2014

The pending deal between Ainsworth Lumber and Louisiana-Pacific has been put off further by new timing agreements with the Canadian Competition Bureau and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ainsworth and LP have both agreed that they will not consummate the acquisition before March 13, giving federal regulators time to continue their reviews. As a result, the companies have extended the outside date for completion from March 4 to April 18.

November 21, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice extended the waiting period for Louisiana-Pacific Corp.'s planned acquisition of Ainsworth Lumber Co., requesting additional information from the two companies.

Once they've complied with the request, which were issued under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, the companies will have to wait 30 days before the transaction closes. The antitrust waiting period may change if the companies voluntarily extend it, or if the Department of Justice terminates it earlier.

December 15, 2011

CalPortland Company (CPC), a major producer of Portland cement and building materials in the United States, has agreed to pay a $1.425 million penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its cement plant in Mojave, Calif.

As announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), CPC will spend an additional $1.3 million on pollution controls that will reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2), pollutants that can lead to childhood asthma and smog.

June 27, 2011

A San Francisco attorney is suing Home Depot for allegedly making purchases of Chinese-made product for government contract work, according to a report by Dow Jones Newswire. The whistle-blower lawsuit has drawn the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which has reportedly opened up an investigation into the matter. 

September 9, 2007

It might have been too much to expect that the United States and Canada would...