State of Florida settled allegations that Griffin Industries Inc. (Griffin) unlawfully monopolized the market for used cooking grease collection throughout the state. In particular, the state alleged that Griffin initially purchased all of its competitors in the relevant markets, and then erected a variety of substantial barriers to entry through the use of long-term written contracts with its customers. These contracts were automatically renewable for five years and gave Griffin a right of first refusal based on matching a competitor?s proposed price. Essentially, these tactics made it impossible for a customer to switch to another service provider. Further, the state alleged that Griffin used a variety of threatening tactics and acts of vandalism, and purchased processing plants when potential competitors attempted to purchase them in order to maintain its monopoly power. In response to these allegations, Griffin agreed to amend its service contracts to increase competition and reduce the barriers to entry. Further, Griffin agreed to pay the State of Florida $150,000 in investigative costs and attorney?s fees. During the State?s investigation, Griffin challenged the state?s CID authority. See Griffin Industries v. State of Florida, 685 So. 2d 1327 (2d D.C.A. 1996).