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Judge Killits of the United States district court has rendered a decree in favor of the government in the case brought by the United States attorney-general in Cleveland against the General Electric Company and about forty subsidiary companies controlled by the General Electric Company. The decree, in effect, orders the General Electric Company to conduct all its business under its own name, and the dissolution of the National Electric Lamp Company and about thirty-five subsidiary corporations.

In a "consent decree" handed down by the circuit court for the northern district of Alabama the Southern Wholesale Grocers Association, prosecuted under the Sherman law, is forbidden from coercing manufacturers to sell only to association members or those whom it recognizes as wholesalers, and is proscribed against conspiracy to maintain or to coerce manufacturers to fix limited selling prices.

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