Florida v. El Paso Energy Corporation And the Coastal Corporation, In re El Paso Energy Corp., FTC File No. 001-0086, 1/29/01
As part of a negotiated consent decree, the State of Florida and the Federal Trade Commission sought to enjoin the proposed merger between El Paso Energy Corp. (El Paso) and Coastal Corp. (Coastal)., alleging that the acquisition of Coastal by El Paso would substantially impair competition and would potentially forestall new competition for the transportation of natural gas in the state.
States sued manufacturer of antidepressant Relafen, alleging patent misuse and sham litigation designed to prevent generic entry. Parties settled the state proprietary claims for $10 million.
As part of a negotiated joint consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the State of Florida sought to enjoin the merger between Barnett Banks, Inc. (Barnett) and First Florida Bank, Inc. (First Florida), alleging that the proposed merger would result in less competition in the financial institution industry.
As part of a negotiated joint consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the State of Florida sought to enjoin the merger between NationsBank, Inc. (NationsBank) and Barnett Bank, Inc. (Barnett), alleging that the merger would substantially impair competition in the banking industry.
State’s complaint alleged conspiracy to monopolize ownership and control of commercial solid waste landfills in the state and violation so fsecurities laws by an entierprise engaged in development, ownership and control of commercial solid waste landfills.
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.
Ready-mix concrete producers and sellers in New York County and the surrounding four-county area combined in such a way as to eliminate all competition in the market.
States sued manufacturer of antitdepressant Paxil, alleging patent misuse and sham litigation designed to prevent generic entry. Parties settled for $14 million.
State of Utah alleged Stericycle and BFI Waste Systems of North America colluded to allocate markets and customers in Utah, Colorado, and Arizona
Vons allegedly monopolized the grocery store market for the City of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, 26 miles from Los Angeles six years ago by accepting and later renewing a lease from Santa Catalina Island Company on a grocery store site when Vons owned and operated the only other grocery store in town. The Consent Decree required the divestiture of the lease to a new tenant and imposed ongoing obligations relating to both the store owned by Vons as well as the store leased by Vons from Santa Catalina Island Company.