State of Utah sought to enjoin Oldcastle from purchsing major competitor, U.S. Aggregates, alleging the merger would tend to create a monopoly and potentially result in higher asphalt prices along the Wasatch Front in Utah
State investigated developer of subdivision which attempted to retain the exclusive right to control the designation of any licensed real estate broker for re-sale for homes within the subdivision.
State of Utah sought to enjoin the acquisition by GS Insudstries, GST Steel or Moly-Cop Chile (together, GSI) of Nucor’s North American Grinding ball manufacturing assets in order to prevent the elimination of GSI’s only competitor in North America. In 2002, Kennecott Utah Copper, a user of large grinding balls joined the State in this action.
R & D Business Systems, et al vs. Xerox Corp. (Texas as intervenor) Civ.No. 2:92-CV-042, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division
State of Texas intervened in previously filed private suit, alleging Xerox attempted to monopolize, tied parts to service and organized group boycott
Missouri ex rel. Nixon v. United Telephone Company of Missouri, 1996-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) 71,234 (U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Mo. 1995)
State brought action to prevent incumbent telephone company from monopolizing market for the provision of inside wire maintenance services, a market that was deregulated by the Federal Communications Commission.
Incumbent broker of non-emergency transportation services under state-wide contract entered into exclusive dealing agreements with providers in network allegedly preventing market entry by other brokers to compete for state contract; later prospective entrant and incumbent broker entered into acquisition agreement and submitted joint bid for state contract.
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.
Connecticut v. American Medical Response, Inc., No. CV-99-589962-S (CT Super. Ct., Hartford Dist. 1999)
Plaintiff state investigated ambulance service after mergers gave it significant market power in state. Settlement required divestiture of 30 licenses, 20 ambulances, and rights to several primary service areas or PSAs.
Utah v. Evans Broadcasting, 963 P.2d 177 (Utah 1998); 1998-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) 72, 192, No. 980800622 (8th Jud. Dist. Ct., Uintah Cty. 1998)
State alleged that radio stations owned by family members were conspiring to monopolize radio advertising in the Uintah Basin of Utah.
SNET, publisher of Yellow Pages, allegedly refused to provide discounts and other accommodations to customers using a Yellow Pages consultant, rather than dealing with SNET directly.