Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Settlement Amount



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Docket Number

CY 90-3032 AAM

Lead State


Participating States



Pepsi-Cola Bottling company of Walla Walla; Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Pasco; Coca-Cola Bottling CO-Yakima/TriCities; Richard Pelo; Donald Trammell; Noel Corporation; Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Yakima; Michael Trammell

Case Description

The State alleged that defendants engaged in a conspiracy to fix prices, rotate bids, allocate locations of vending machines and eliminate discounts. Defendants settled for the following amounts:
Pepsi/Pepsi related defendants: $200,000 damages and restitution to consumers; $200,000 attorneys fees; $15,000 civil penalty. Coca Cola: $123,000 damages and restitution; $50,000 attorneys fees; $10,000 civil penalty. Richard Pelo: $50,000 damages and restitution; $50,000 attorneys fees; $10,000 civil penalty.