Washington v. Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd., et al, No. 05-2-05779-3 SESA

Sorbates antitrust litigaiton.

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Washington v. Robert Lewis, et. al, No. C04-5341,

Defendants are criminal defense attorneys in Clark County, Washington. Defendants organized a boycott by the criminal defense attorneys, in an effort to increase reimbursement rates. A written agreement appointed defendants as the exclusive bargaining representatives for rate negotiations. Prices for indigent criminal defense services increased. There was no integration of defendants’ practices.

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Washington v. Tosco Corp., No. C97-1773 WD (W.D. Wash. Nov. 12, 1997); see Washington and Tosco Settle Merger Case with Consent Decree Requiring Spin-Offs, 73 Antitrust & Trade Reg. Rep. (BNA) 514 (Nov. 27, 1997)

Merger review revealed concern about access to Tosco’s gasoline terminal space and some retail consolidation.

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Washington v. Surgical Specialists of Yakima, PLLC et al.,

Defendants allegedly formed Sugical Specialists of Yakima as a vehicle primarily for jointly negotiating fees for most of the general surgery services in Yakima, WA. They refused to negotiate individually. The physicians did not use SSY to otherwise integrate their offices or operations. Prices for surgical services increased as planned.

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