California v. Denso, No. 2:19-cv-13566 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 3, 2019)

As part of its ongoing participation in the ongoing Automotive Parts multidistrict litigation, California reached a settlement with Denso to resolve claims that as part of a conspiracy with dozens of auto parts manufactures, competition in the automotive parts market was suppressed and eliminated by illegal bid rigging. The state’s complaint alleged that Denso had…

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Settlement Agreement Between Plaintiff States and UBS (Dec. 21, 2018)

Forty plaintiff states reached a $68 million settlement with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving interest rate manipulation that had a significant impact on consumers and financial markets around the world. UBS’ fraudulent conduct involved the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate). LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions…

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In re: TC Denver Development, Inc., Colo. AG Assurance of Discontinuance (Apr. 25.2020)

The Colorado AG’s office investigated whether Trammell Crow, acting as the City and County of Denver’s program manager for its Convention Center expansion project, and its former employee, Michael Sullivan, improperly exchanged confidential information about the project and procurement process with Mortenson Company that they did not share with other prospective bidders. (See entry on…

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In re: Mortenson Company Assurance of Discontinuance (Colo. Apr. 13, 2020)

Colorado attorney general entered into Assurance of Discontinuance with general contractor M. A. Mortenson Company to resolve claims resulting from the attorney general’s investigation into an alleged bid-rigging scheme related to the City and County of Denver’s plans to upgrade and expand the Colorado Convention Center. The office’s investigation centered on whether Mortenson violated the…

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Maryland Coastal Insulation, Inc., C.I. 290235009 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1990)

Defendant agreed with others to submit rigged bids on asbestos abatement jobs.

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Maryland v. Hayes, C.I. 19012019 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1990).

Defendant agreed with others to submit rigged bids on asbestos abatement jobs.

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Maryland v. ARC Asbestos Removal Co., Coastal Insulation, Inc., Edward J. Hayes & Nicholas D. Thrappas, Civ. No. 90187046/CL 116120 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1990).

Civil Consent Decree following criminal bid-rigging guilty plea.

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Maryland v. Applied Construction, Inc., C.I. No. 29010101 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore City 1990).

Bid-rigging of six sealed bids for asbestos removal services contracts totaling over $140,000.00.

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People v. DeBrun, No. 98 CH 12 (Ill. Cir. Ct. 1998); 614 Trade Reg. Rep. (CCH) (Jan. 26, 2000)

The Illinois Attorney General filed a bid-rigging case against two contractors who allegedly conspired and rigged bids on contracts for spreading oil on roads. One defendant settled, and the other was found liable at trial and was assessed civil penalties.

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New York v. Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc., No. 06 401726, NY S, Ct.

Charges four-year pervasive bid-rigging and anti-competitive customer allocation scheme, in exchange for illegal payments. In 2010, Liberty Mutual agreed to pay $5.5 million to NY and $2 million to Connecticut to settle the allegations.

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