The Attorney General challenged participation by competing automobile dealers in a concerted plan to offer or grant a limited rebate or discount, was resolved via entry of a voluntary assurance of discontinuance
Association of automobile dealers agreed to refrain from fixing, maintaining or stabilizing prices at which automobiles will be advertised.
California Attorney General and Sacramento District Attorney challenged an alleged 1998 agreement among the four major Toyota dealers in Sacramento to cease advertising prices of new cars. Settlements including approx. $200,000 in civil penalties were concluded individually during 2003, with the fourth and final settlement filed November 12, 2003.
In re Mid-Atlantic Toyota Antitrust Litigation, 560 F. Supp. 760 (D. Md. 1983); 605 F. Supp 440 (D. Md 1984)
Plaintiff States sought damages, alleging defendant distributors and dealers conspired to set the prices for which Toyota automobiles were sold among various dealerships.