Attorney General v. Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, LLC (Fl. Cir. Ct., Leon Cty., Apr. 30, 2020)
Florida reached a multimillion-dollar agreement with one of the largest oncology medical practices in Florida to resolve state antitrust and consumer protection concerns. The proposed consent decree with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, LLC follows a civil antitrust investigation into whether the health care provider entered into illegal agreements with competitors that allocated geographic…
Alger agreed to purchase contracts of Tri-Gas customers north of Centreville, MD. Tri-Gas agreed to purchase contracts of Alger customers south of Centreville, MD.
Florida sought treble damages, investigative costs, attorneys fees, and permanent injunctive relief, alleging that defendant companies conspired to enter agreements with potential competitors to rig bids on Florida county school milk requirement contracts.
The State of Florida sought treble damages, civil penalties, and injunctive relief against defendant carbon dioxide companies, alleging that since 1968, the companies engaged in a conspiracy to restrain trade and commerce by allocating customer contracts and/or rigging bids for the supply of carbon dioxide to governmental entities and other purchasers in Florida.
Florida settled for damages and injunctive relief against defendant automobile dealers and credit unions, the state contended that dealers and credit unions had combined or conspired to restrain trade and competition for automobile financing, pricing, or stabilizing prices for protection packages offered in conjunction with automobile sales at off-site locations in Duval and Escambia Counties.
Florida v. Jones Chemicals, Inc., et al (M.D. FL, 1990); Florida v. Industrial Chemicals, et al (N.D. FL, 1990)
Florida filed complaints alleging that Defendants conspired to restrain trade by allocating contracts and groups of contracts to supply liquid chlorine.
Complaint charges market allocation in the sale of packaged or bulk ice. Consent Decree imposes injunctive relief, $35,000 civil penalties against each Defendant and costs.
Nassau and Suffolk County garbage collection services conspired to allocate routes and customers, fix prices, coerce competition out of their market and rig bids. New York brought a class action law suit under its parens patriae authority.
Defendants engaged in a conspiracy to monopolize the ambulance service provider market. Eastern Ambulance Service agreed to stop providing private wheelchair transportation services. In return, Tender Loving Care Medical Transportation Services, Inc. (TLC) agreed to withdraw from the ambulance service market. The case settled for $35,000.
State alleged that defendants had unlawfully allocated geographic and product markets among themselves. Markets included acute care hosptial services, open heart surgery, and health facilities in several Florida counties.