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.
After join investigation,United States and Connecticut alleged that sole hosptial in Danbury Connecticut conspired with physicians to preclude entry of managed care plans into the market. Consent decree was entered.
Connecticut v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc. (In re Lorazepam & Clorazepate Antitrust Litigation), MDL No. 1290 (D.D.C. June 15, 2000) 205 F.R.D. 369 (D.D.C. 2002); No. 98 CV 3115 (D.D.C. 2000) – complaint
Plaintiff States alleged that Mylan Laboratories, Inc.(Mylan) and other drug companies entered into illegal agreements to monopolize the market for certain generic anti-anxiety drugs.
Regional airport authority sought to take land by eminent domain that was owned by sole competitor to authority’s parking lots.
Louisiana v. Classic Softtrim, Inc., No. 95-CA-804, 663 So.2d 835 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1995), 688 So.2d 105 (1997)
Defendant attempted to monopolize the Louisiana market for leather seats in the auto industry.
California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington investigated El Paso Corporation and other defendants for conspiring to fix the prices of natural gas. In 2003, a $1.5 billion settlement was reached between El Paso Corporation and California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, other California entities, and various class actions.