West Virginia ex rel. McGraw v. GlaxoSmithKline, PLC et al., No. 04-C-254M (Cir. Ct. Marshall Cty. 2004)
Plaintiff state filed a lawsuit and consent order to settle the lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, PLC, and SmithKline Beechham Corporation, the manufacturers of the prescription drugs, Paxil, Augmentin, and Relafen. Paxil is commonly prescribed for anxiety and depression, Augmentin is an antibiotic, and Relafen is a non-steroidal pain reliever. The State alleged that the defendants had unlawfully attempted to extend their patent protection for the three prescription drugs. After an investigation, the State reached an agreement with the defendants to settle the manner. Under the terms of the settlement, the State received $500,000.00.
West Virginia ex rel. McGraw v. Mid-American Waste Systems of West Virginia, Inc., No. 97-C-255 (Cir. Ct. Wood Cty. 1997)
Owner of only landfillin area sought to monopolize market by use of evergreen contracts
West Virginia ex rel. Tompkins v. Northwestern Disposal Co. et al., No. 90-C-130 (Cir. Ct. Wood Cty. 1990).
Case alleged monopolization by owner of only landfill within geographic area.
The State filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation seeking damages caused to the State and its consumers because of Microsoft’s unlawful monopolization in the computer operating system market. In June of 2003, the State reached a settlement with Microsoft Corporation along with a separate class of private plaintiffs.
Texas v. American Modern Lloyds, et al, Cause No. 97-08284, 353rd Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas
State of Texas sued for civil fine and injunction alleging defendants required single and multiple lot manufactured home dealers to purchase “open lot” dealer inventory coverage as a condition of purchasing a business owners policy; allocated manufactured dealers to a particular sales representative agent, and entered into an agreement to fix the price for insurance for manufactured home dealers.
Suit alleges that Schering-Plough unlawfully maintained its monopoly on K-Dur 20 and conspired in restraint of trade with Upsher-Smith and ESI Lederle.
The State alleged three corporations, Southern Minnesota Health Alliance, Southern Minnesota Physicians, P.A., and Hospitals of Southern Minnesota, Inc. were illegally formed by most of the doctors and all of the hospitals in the Mankato area, including St. Peter and St. James, to maintain their control of the health care market.