New York alleged bid rigging for garbage contracts. Certain defendants submitted bids to the state for private garbage removal services, while others did not. Defendants submitted non-collusion letters to the state.
The 17 defendants agreed to pay a total of $3.375 million in cash and/or community services. The agreement provided that 75% of this amount had to be in cash and would be distributed to the governmental entities on a proportionate basis. The remaining 25% could be paid by community service benefitting those represented by the Attorney General as parens patriae. Further, parties agreed to settlement terms with the State for an injunction prohibiting restraint of trade in the sale of private garbage collection services. The settlement required publication of a “Garbage Carting Customer Bill of Rights,” the filing of all garbage carting contracts with the attorney general, and the publication of the consent judgment and notice to all employees and their successors.