Settlement Agreement Between Plaintiff States and Citibank (June 2018)

Forty-two plaintiff states reached a $100 million settlement with Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving interest rate manipulation that had a significant impact on consumers and financial markets around the world. UBS’ fraudulent conduct involved the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate). LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions…

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Utah et al. v. Google LLC, No. 3:21-cv-05227 (N.D. Cal. July 7, 2021)

Thirty-seven states filed a lawsuit against Google for monopolizing the smartphone application market in violation of state and federal antitrust laws. According to the complaint, Google operates a web of exclusionary agreements with phone manufacturers and carriers to exert control over app distribution on Android phones through its Google Play Store. By leveraging those anticompetitive…

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Maryland v. Cerquetti, C.I. 291344016 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1992)

Bid-rigging on state construction contracts

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Maryland v. Hayes, C.I. 19012019 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1990).

During pre-bid walk-through of asbestos removal jobs, defendant agreed with others to rig competitive sealed bids and file complementary bids on some jobs.

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Maryland v. Thrappas, C.I. 290232012 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1990).

Defendant agreed with others to submit rigged bids on asbestos abatement jobs.

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Maryland v. C & C Development, Inc., C.I. No. 291344017 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City, 1991).

Bid-rigging conspiracy with state employee.

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Maryland v. Myers, C.I. 292037009 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1991).

Project manager for state conspired to rig bids on construction contracts.

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Maryland v. ARC Asbestos Removal Co., C.I. 19012022 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1990)

Agreement to rig bids on insulation jobs.

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Maryland v. Bong Soo Ha, Civ. No. 148715 (Cir. Ct. For Montgomery Co. 1996)

Defendants met at various Korean restaurants and set the prices they would charge retailers for Korean language videos.

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Maryland Coastal Insulation, Inc., C.I. 290235009 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1990)

Defendant agreed with others to submit rigged bids on asbestos abatement jobs.

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