Complaint to enjoin proposed merger in solid waste hauling and disposal industry resolved by Consent Decree permitting merger with significant conditions, including limitations on so-called evergreen contracts for small container hauling services.
Maine v. Central & Western Maine Regional PHO, Inc., 1996 WL 157202 (Me.Super.), 1996-1 Trade Cases P 71,320
Complaint under state Hospital Cooperation Act regarding merger of 4 physician-hospital networks into regional network to jointly negotiate with managed care. Resolved by Consent Decree.
Complaint under state merger law resolved by Consent Decree requiring funeral home divestiture.
Maine v. Mid Coast Anesthesia, 1992 WL 38176 (Me.Super.), 1991-2 Trade Cases P 69,683 (Jan. 10. 1992)
State challenged merger of anesthesiology groups.
Maine challenged merger of cardiac surgere practices.
State’s complaint charged paper manufacturer with tying purchase of pulpwood from contractors or brokers to the purchase of sawlogs by the contractor or broker.
Complaint charging price-fixing and market allocation in the sale of toner, resolved by Consent Decree ordering injunctive relief and $35,000 civil penalties against four defendants.
Merger of two small airlines in the same relevant geographical area.
Plaintiff state alleged a decade-long conspiracy between two of the New York metropolitan area’s largest copier and duplicator retailers to supply customers in violation of the Donnelly Act, New York’s antitrust law. The investigation also led to the indictment of a salesperson for bribery and bid-rigging in connection with the sale of copiers and duplicators to New York City schools.
Maine v. Anesthesia Professional Association, 1984-2 Trade Case. (CCH) ¶¶ 66, 081 (Me Super. Ct. 1984)
Anesthesiology group covering 100 percent of anesthesiologists at two hospitals allegedly negotiated rates for its members, engaged in boycott, and tried to eliminate competition from nurse anesthetists.