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

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Upstate Milk Cooperatives, Inc.

Case Description

New York alleged that defendant milk cooperative rigged bids for the sale of milk or related products. Defendant Upstate agreed to pay $250,000 in damages. The defendant company is also enjoined from entering into or participating in any contract, combination or conspiracy to rig bids or allocate contracts or territories for the supply of milk or related products. In addition, defendant company must institute a policy that two people employed by Upstate must review bids to supply milk or related products (a policy that the estimator does not attend bid letting, adoption of an antitrust compliance policy which consists of both written materials and of periodic meetings with counsel to review antitrust laws, require all new employees with bidding or purchasing responsibility be briefed on their legal obligations).