Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Year Resolved


Settlement Amount



U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Docket Number

95 Civ. 6290

Lead State


Participating States



Niagara Milk Cooperative, Inc

Case Description

Beginning some time prior to the mid-1980’s and continuing until at least 1992, Niagra Milk Cooperative participated in a bid-rigging conspiracy. The agreement provided for allocating government and private contracts among the members, bid-rigging and refraining from bidding competitively against one another. The agreement deprived the state of its right to receive competitive bids on contracts and resulted in a noncompetitive pricing scheme. By consent decree and final judgement Niagra Milk Cooperative paid the state $50,000 in damages, ceased their anti-competitive conduct, and developed a compliance program.