People v. Western Wisconsin Inspection

The defendants operated businesses that conducted inspections of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks. The tank inspections were required under federal law. The complaint alleged that in anticipation of submitting bids for new contracts, the defendants agreed not to compete for business in each other’s territories in order to avoid a bidding war. Western Wisconsin Inspection, Inc. (99-CF-1366) pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawful conspiracy to restrain trade. $25,000 fine, barred from contracts.

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People v. Barnes, No. 99-CF-1370

The defendants operated businesses that conducted inspections of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks. The tank inspections were required under federal law. The complaint alleged that in anticipation of submitting bids for new contracts, the defendants agreed not to compete for business in each other’s territories in order to avoid a bidding war. Randall E. Barnes (99-CF-1370) pleaded no contest to misdemeanor agreement to injure business of another. $500 fine, $1500 costs, Barnes agreed to refrain from bidding on petroleum tank inspection contracts with State until June 1, 2001

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People v. Lear, No.99-CF-1365 , People v. Getten, No. 99-CF-1367

The defendants operated businesses that conducted inspections of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks. The tank inspections were required under federal law. The complaint alleged that in anticipation of submitting bids for new contracts, the defendants agreed not to compete for business in each other’s territories in order to avoid a bidding war. Morris K. Lear pleaded guilty to misdemeanor count of an agreement to injure the business of another , received one year probation and 400 hours of community service. Lear agreed to refrain from bidding on any future petroleum tank inspection contracts with the State of Wisconsin

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People v. Independent Inspections, No. 99-CF-1369

The defendants operated businesses that conducted inspections of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks. The tank inspections were required under federal law. The complaint alleged that in anticipation of submitting bids for new contracts, the defendants agreed not to compete for business in each other’s territories in order to avoid a bidding war. Independent Inspections, Ltd. (99-CF-1369) agreed to refrain from bidding on any petroleum tank inspection contracts with State of Wis until April 13, 2002; found corporation guilty after no contest plea. $500 fine and $40,000 costs.

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People v. Haberman, No. 99-CF-1368

The defendants operated businesses that conducted inspections of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks. The tank inspections were required under federal law. The complaint alleged that in anticipation of submitting bids for new contracts, the defendants agreed not to compete for business in each other’s territories in order to avoid a bidding war. Ronald C. Habermann (No. 99-CF-1368) convicted of Misdemeanor counts of an agreement to injure the business of another; must not participate in any way with petroleum tank inspection contracts with State in the future. $500 fine and $1500 costs

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Wisconsin v. Medical Technologies, Inc., No. 93CF857 (Dane Cnty. Cir. Ct. filed

Market allocation agreement among distributors of hearing testing equipment, beginning in 1990

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Wisconsin vs. Industrial Roofing Services and Edward J. Frac, Case No. 93-CF-0343 and 93-CM-0928, Circuit Court Milwaukee County (June 1993)

The complaint alleged that Frac, acting on behalf of IRS, coordinated the submission of non-competitive bids on two roofing repair jobs

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Wisconsin vs. Thomas J. Orlandini and Falls Floor Covering. Circuit Court Milwaukee County, 1994CM411268 (December 1994)

The complaint alleged that Falls and another contractor (Thomas J. Mason) coordinated the submission of complementary bids as prime contractors on two Milwaukee County projects.

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Thomas J. Mason, Company, Inc.; Thomas J. Mason; Jeffrey G. Schultz ,Circuit Court Milwaukee County, Case No. F951464 (July 1995)

The complaint alleged that Mason and his company submitted complementary or phony bids on floor covering projects under an agreement with Falls Floor Covering, Inc., a Waukesha flooring company.

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New York et al. v. Deutsche Telekom AG et al., No. 1:19-cv-5434 (S.D.N.Y.)

States challenged merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, the third and fourth-largest mobile telecommunications providers in the U.S., alleging that shrinking the national wireless carrier pool down from four to three providers would decrease competition and create higher prices for consumers. The US Department of Justice and seven states entered into a settlement with the parties…

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