Input/Output, Inc., et al., U.S.

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United States of America v. Input/Output, Inc., et al.
FTC Matter/File Number:

991 0027

Civil Action Number:

199CV00912

Enforcement Type:

Civil Penalty (7a)

Federal Court:
District of Columbia

Case Summary

Input/Output, Inc. and The Laitram Corporation each paid $225,000 in civil penalties to settle charges that Input/Output merged its operations with Laitram's DigiCOURSE subsidiary before observing the statutory waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. According to the complaint, the parties filed notification under HSR in October 14,1998, but Input/Output began its control over DigiCOURSE on October 10, 1998. The complaint and settlement were filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Commission attorneys acting as special attorneys to the U.S. Attorney General