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US: Bernard M. Hollander, retired Department of Justice attorney, dies

 |  April 10, 2016

Bernard M. Hollander, the longest-serving attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, died of congestive heart failure April 3 at Carriage Hill Nursing Home in Bethesda. He was 100.

At the time of his retirement in 2008, when he was 92, Mr. Hollander had served under 11 presidents and 22 attorneys general, according to a son, Jonathan Hollander of New York City.

He began his career with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division in 1949 and was the lead counsel in many of the division’s landmark cases that targeted anti-competitive practices and monopolies in major industries.

Some of the civil and criminal antitrust cases that Mr. Hollander led in the U.S. Supreme Court included U.S. v. RCA in 1959, U.S. v. Times Mirror Co. in 1968 and U.S. v. Standard Oil Co. of California in 1973.

Mr. Hollander also led the government’s antitrust case against CBS, NBC and ABC in the 1970s.

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