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  • "Consumers were forced to pay higher prices on the goods they buy every day as a result of the noncompetitive and collusive service fees charged by these companies," said Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, who heads the Justice Department's Antitrust Division. "Prosecuting these kinds of global, price-fixing conspiracies continues to be a top priority of the antitrust division."

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  • "The department is taking this action to stop a merger between major beer brewers, because it would result in less competition and higher beer prices for American consumers," said Bill Baer, assistant attorney general for Justice's antitrust division. "If ABI fully owned and controlled Modelo, ABI would be able to increase beer prices to American consumers. This lawsuit seeks to prevent ABI from eliminating Modelo as an important competitive force in the beer industry."

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