State sued and entered into settlement with Bioelements, a maker of “cosmeceuticals” for skin care. Bioelements had entered into agreements with retailers fixing the prices at which Bioelements products could be sold on the Internet. Settlement enjoined the conduct and Bioelements paid $51,000 in civil penalties and attorneys fees.
People of the state of California v. Dermaquest, No. RG10497526 (Cal. Sup. Ct. Alameda Cty. Feb. 23, 2010)
State sued DermaQuest, a maker of “cosmeceuticals” alleging vertical price maintenance in violation of Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 16720. State sought injunction, civil penalties and attorneys fees.