Latest U.S. Department of Justice News

Government sues Ticketmaster owner and asks court to break up company's monopoly on live events

May. 23, 2024 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Ticketmaster and its parent company Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America and asking a court to break up the system that squelches competition and drives up prices for fans. Filed in federal...

Norfolk Southern will pay $15 million fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio derailment

May. 23, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

The federal government agreed to a $15 million fine for Norfolk Southern over last year's disastrous derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and the railroad promised to pay more than $500 million to complete the efforts to improve safety that it announced after the crash and address community health...

The Justice Department is suing Ticketmaster and Live Nation. What does that mean for concertgoers?

May. 23, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

Will the Justice Department's lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Live Nation give concertgoers, sports fan and theater patrons some relief from surging ticket prices? The lawsuit could potentially lead to a breakup of Live Nation Entertainment, a company that resulted from...

Ticketmaster Timeline: A running list of clashes between the event organizer, fans and artists

May. 23, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

The Justice Department filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America — squelching competition and driving up prices for fans. Here’s a...

FACT FOCUS: Trump distorts use of 'deadly force' language in FBI document for Mar-a-Lago search

May. 23, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump pointed to standard language in an unsealed FBI document to baselessly claim that the Biden administration wanted to kill him during a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, nearly two years ago. “WOW! I just came out of the Biden...

Justice Department sues Ticketmaster and Live Nation, alleging illegal monopoly on live events drives up prices for fans

May. 23, 2024 10:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department sues Ticketmaster and Live Nation, alleging illegal monopoly on live events drives up prices for fans.

A Minnesota city will rewrite an anti-crime law seen as harming mentally ill residents

May. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

A Minnesota city has agreed not to disclose private medical information about renters with mental health issues and to pay $175,000 to resolve a complaint from the federal government that the city discriminated against mentally ill residents in enforcing an anti-crime law. The U.S....

DOJ adds Oklahoma to the list of states it's suing to block their immigration laws

May. 21, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice sued Oklahoma on Tuesday seeking to block a law that seeks to impose criminal penalties on those living in the state illegally. The lawsuit in federal court in Oklahoma City challenges a law that makes it a state crime —...

Department of Justice sues Oklahoma over new law imposing state criminal penalties against those in the US illegally

May. 21, 2024 16:51 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Department of Justice sues Oklahoma over new law imposing state criminal penalties against those in the US illegally.

Top US drug agency a notable holdout in Biden's push to loosen federal marijuana restrictions

May. 20, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

In an isolated part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters known as the 12th-floor “bubble,” chief Anne Milgram made an unusual request of top deputies summoned in March for what she called the “Marijuana Meeting”: Nobody could take notes. Over the next half...