Enforcement of Antitrust Laws
The FTC can issue cease and desist orders.
The Antitrust Division of the Department of
Justice can file civil suits.
States and private parties can also bring civil
In addition to recovering compensatory damages,
plaintiffs in federal antitrust suits can collect treble
United States Attorneys can initiate criminal
Antitrust violations are felonies carrying fines of up
to $10 million for corporations, and fines of up to
$350,000 and prison sentences of up to three years