Maine v. Casella Waste Systems, Inc., No. CV-99-212 (Kennebec Super. Ct. 1999)

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.

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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.

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Maine v. Equity Corporation International, No. CV-98-312 (Kennebec Super. Ct. 1998)

Complaint under state merger law resolved by Consent Decree requiring funeral home divestiture.

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In re Maine Pride Salmon, No. 93-10580 (Bankr. D. Maine 1993)

Challenge to proposed merger of salmon aquaculture compnay in bankruptcy.

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Maine v. Cardovascular & Thoracic Associates, PA; 1992 WL 503594 (Me. Super. Sept. 2, 1992)

Maine challenged merger of cardiac surgere practices.

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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.

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Maine v. Bar Harbor Airways, Inc. No. 86-179 (Kennebec Superior Ct., June 9, 1987)

Merger of two small airlines in the same relevant geographical area.

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New York v. Kraft General Foods, 862 F.Supp. 1030, 1993-1 Trade Cases P 70,284

Kraft acquired Nabisco’s ready-to-eat cereal assets for approximately 405 million dollars. The New York Attorney General’s Office brought suit to have the acquisition declared unlawful. The Attorney General’s Office argued that the acquisition would eliminate competition between Kraft and Nabisco and significantly reduced competition in the ready-to-eat cereal market. New York sought to have the acquisition declared unlawful. After trial, the claim was dismissed. The judge held the evidence was insufficient to show that the acquisition would substantially lessen competition

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State v. Eastern Ambulance Service, Inc., Index No. 83-2613 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Onondaga County)

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.

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U.S. and Florida v. Waste Management, Inc., No. 1:03CV02076 (D.D.C. 2003)

Waste Management sought to acquire small container commercial hauling assets in Broward County, Florida from Allied Waste. U.S. and Florida challenged the transaction.

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