Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Department of Justice ’

DOJ Looks to Block ASSA ABLOY, Spectrum Merger

Sep 16th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block ASSA ABLOY’s proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of the Hardware and Home Improvement division of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. According to a Department of Justice news release, ASSA ABLOY and Spectrum are two of the three largest producers of residential door hardware in […]

Consent Decree Ends Lead-Based Suit for Home Depot

Apr 26th, 2021

A federal judge signed off on a consent decree last week, ending a lawsuit between the states of Utah, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., alleging that Home Depot violated certain provisions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). U.S. District Judge Mark Cohen, for […]

DOJ Statement Points to Another Loss for Jeld-Wen in Antitrust Lawsuit

Aug 29th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued an argument on Monday against Jeld-Wen’s appeal in an ongoing legal battle between two doormakers, urging the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals not to accept Jeld-Wen’s argument. Jeld-Wen has been scrambling to gain a win in an antitrust lawsuit issued by door skin manufacturer Steves and Sons Inc. […]

Not Guilty Verdict for Former Sapa Extrusions Employee

Mar 28th, 2019

Dennis Merkel, a former production manager for Sapa Extrusions* in Portland, Ore., was recently found not guilty of two charges of fraud against the U.S. government, in a scheme to falsify tensile test results of aluminum extrusions between 1996 and 2006. Merkel was charged in April 2018. “Depending on the particular customer that ordered aluminum extrusions from […]

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