Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Year Resolved


Lead State


Participating States


Medical Technologies, Inc., Robert C. Millier, James T. Schilling, Gordon N. Stowe & Associates,


Conspiracy to restrain trade (market allocation)

Sentence Imposed

$18,200 fines after no contest plea

Case Description

According to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County, Wisconsin, Medical Technologies and Stowe & Associates agreed in 1990 to divide a four state market for the sale of equipment used by manufacturers and schools to test the hearing of their workers and students. The complaint alleged that the companies agreed that Medical Technologies would sell certain lines of audiological testing equipment only in Iowa and Minnesota, and that Stowe would sell those same lines only in Wisconsin and Illinois. Stowe & Associates pleaded no contest and will pay $18,220 in fines and assessments. If found guilty, Medical Technologies faces a maximum penalty of $100,000. Millier and Schilling each face maximum fines of $50,000 and up to five years in prison.