State of Florida and the Justice Department filed a joint antitrust action and proposed consent decree in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. against Waste Management and Reuter Recycling alleging that their proposed merger, by removing one of only three competitors in the market, would lessen competition in the market for municipal solid waste disposal service in Broward and Dade Counties. The proposed settlement allowed the companies to merge as long as they agree to keep a waste transfer station that Waste Management will acquire, as part of the deal, open to other waste disposal competitors.
Commercial waste hauling bid-rigging conspiracy
In re: Casella Waste Systems, Inc. No. 296-5-02 (Superior Court of Vermont, Washington Cty, May 22, 2002)
Investigation into Casella Waste Systems potential monopolization. In 2011, Casella paid $1 million fine for violations of the settlement
U.S., New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida v. Waste Management, Inc., Ocho Acquisition Corp., and Eastern Environmental Services, Inc.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Plaintiff States sought to enjoin the acquisition of Eastern Environmental Services, Inc. (Eastern) by Waste Management Services, Inc. (WMI), alleging the merger would substantially lessen competition in the waste hauling business.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Plaintiff States sought to enjoin the merger between USA Waste Services, Inc. (USA Waste) and Sanifill, Inc. (Sanifill), alleging that the merger would substantially reduce competition in the waste hauling industry.
Plaintiff States sought an injunction alleging that the merger between Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. (BFI) and Attwoods PLC (Attwoods) would substantially reduce competition in the solid waste hauling market.
Plaintiff States sought to enjoin the merger between Stericycle, Inc. (Stericycle) and Scherer Healthcare, Inc. (Scherer), alleging that consummation of the merger would substantially reduce competition for the sale of medical waste hauling, transfer and processing services in New England.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Plaintiff States sought to enjoin the merger agreement between USA Waste Services, Inc. (USA Waste) and Waste Management, Inc. (WMI), arguing that such a merger would substantially lessen the competition in the waste disposal and commercial waste hauling business.