The settlement cannot provide for competition by making others engage in future litigation.
He added that the Justice Department would not assert such rights in any future litigation.
Its scope can be determined only through future litigation.
"It's going to be a model for future class-action litigation," he said.
Because the matter is so important, she added, "It will no doubt be the subject of future litigation and possibly legislation."
Harazin, though, said he did not feel particularly vulnerable today to future litigation against the organization.
"A guilty verdict would have opened the floodgates to future litigation."
So is this move to avoid future litigation or are they just doing it to reduce bandwidth, costs, etc?
The ruling could also become a reference point for future antitrust litigation against the company.
It has left the question open for future litigation.