States alleged that GlaxoSmithKline fraudulently obtained patent protection for Augmentin and then delayed generic entry through sham patent litigation. Through this conduct, GlaxoSmithKline unlawfully maintained its monopoly over Augmentin. A $3.5 million multistate settlement for state proprietary claims was entered into by the participating states and GlaxoSmithKline.
Northern Mississippi River and Ohio River States sought to minimize the impact of the merger of Cargill and Akzo by divestiture of bulk deicing salt supply agreement.
State of Ohio filed suit against Sorbates manufacturers. Complaint alleged that the manufacturers met to set prices and allocate markets. Case settled.
State of Ohio sought to recover damages from dairy suppliers who fixed prices of milk sold to 450 school districts in Ohio.
State of Ohio filed suit to preclude the merger of Marion General Hospital and MedCenter Hospital. Concern centered on competition in the market for outpatient services. Case settled.
Ohio Attorney General sought damages against two manufacturers of gabions (wire mesh baskets designed to be filled with stones and wired together?used for flood control) for market allocation and price fixing. Investigation was precipitated by a plea in a similar federal case.
State of Ohio filed suit on behalf of five school districts in the Dayton area. Complaint accused the defendants of meeting monthly to fix prices of electrical wire and conduit. Case was settled by consent decree.
State of Ohio filed suit on behalf of 25 Toledo area school districts claiming that BFI and its competitors allocated the waste removal market in the Toldeo/Lucas county area. Case was settled
State of Ohio sought to recover damages from chemical companies for price fixing and customer allocation on packaged chlorine.