Civil settlement accompanying guilty pleas in federal criminal case involving price-fixing on home heating oil.
Defendant, without admittinng wrongdoing, entered into voluntary assuranc of discontinuance which prohibited invitations to collude.
U.S. Department of Justice and Plaintiff States sought to enjoin the acquisition of AT&T Wireless by Cingular Wireless, alleging that the proposed merger would result in higher prices and reduced innovation for consumers of mobile wireless services.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Plaintiff States sought to enjoin Ahold’s acquisition of The Stop & Shop Companies Inc. (Stop & Shop), alleging that the merger would substantially lessen competition within the supermarket industry.
Plaintiff States sought to enjoin the merger between Stericycle, Inc. (Stericycle) and Scherer Healthcare, Inc. (Scherer), alleging that consummation of the merger would substantially reduce competition for the sale of medical waste hauling, transfer and processing services in New England.
Plaintiff States sought monetary damages and injunctive relief against Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Sandoz), alleging the company unlawfully required those who purchased its drug, Clozapine, to also purchase distribution and patient monitoring services from Sandoz.
Plaintiff States complaint against Playmobil USA, Inc. (Playmobil) sought compensatory damages and injunctive relief, alleging that Playmobil conspired with certain dealers to set the minimum retail price for which retailers were permitted to sell Playmobil?s toys.
In re Coordinated Pretrial Proceedings in Petroleum Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL-150; 1992-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) ¶ 69,925 (C.D. Cal. 1992)
In 1973, The States of Florida and Connecticut sued several named petroleum companies in each individual state’s federal court. The States alleged that the companies conspired to raise or stabilize prices for refined oil products and they continually engaged in the mutual exchange of pricing and price-related information. Further, the States alleged that the Defendants conspired to create an artificial scarcity of crude and refined oil and that the oil companies conspired not to compete in bidding on plaintiffs annual bulk sale petroleum supply contracts. California, Arizona, Washington and Oregon also sued
State sought damages and injunctive relief, alleging that Defendant, Connecticut Oxygen Corporation, fixed the prices and exchanged pricing information for medical gas supplies.
States sought damages and injunctive relief, alleging that defendants unlawfully deceived clients by steering clients’ insurance business, promising increased retail business to insurers in return for their commitments to use Aon’s reinsurance services, suggesting that an insurer raise its quotes for two of Aon’s clients, entering into undisclosed “producer funding agreements” whereby insurers directly funded the hiring of Aon brokers, entering into secret “pay-to-play” arrangements with insurers whereby Aon obtained undisclosed compensation, agreeing with preferred insurers to “freeze out” a competing insurer, and providing preferred insurers with first looks, last looks, and exclusive looks on preferred business.