Wisconsin v. Marshfield Clinic, No. 97C-0418 (W.D. Wis. June 19, 1997), 1997-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) 71,855 (W.D. Wis. 1997)

State sought to enjoin the merger between Marshfield Clinic and Wausau Medical Center, S.C., alleging that the merger would substantially impair the competition for health care services in the Wausau, Wisconsin area.

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Texas v. Abbott Laboratories et al., No. 91-13079 (D. Travis City Texas 1995)

State sought an injunction and monetary relief, alleging that Abbott Laboratories (Abbott), Bristol-Myers Squibb (Bristol-Myers), Mead Johnson, Ross Laboratories (Ross), and the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) conspired to fix the prices and monopolize the industry for infant formula.

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New York v. New York State Society of Ophthalmic Dispensers, Inc., 1980-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) 63,074 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1979)

Plaintiff State sought damages and injunctive relief, alleging that Defendant, New York State Society of Ophthalmic Dispensers, Inc., boycotted eyeglass lens and frame manufacturers that participated in pre-paid vision care plans.

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New York v. Service Corporation International, 99 Civ. 11391 (JSM) (S.D.N.Y. final judgment, Nov. 19, 1999)

New York challenged a series of acquisitions that Service Corporation International (SCI) made of funeral homes in New York City that serve the Jewish community, allegedly leading to monopolization of and high prices in that market. The matter was settled by a consent decree requiring SCI to divest a funeral business in Manhattan, Plaza Memorial Chapel, plus two funeral homes in Brooklyn.

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State of New York v. The May Department Stores Co., Inc., Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. v. May Department Stores Co. et al. (No. 94-CV-6454L)

New York and its co-plaintiff, The BonTon Stores, Inc., sued in Federal District Court in the Western District of New York to prevent a merger between May Department Stores and McCurdy & Co.

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New Jersey v. Nurses Private Duty Registry, Inc., 1977-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) 61,809 (N.J. Super. Ct. 1977)

State sought damages and injunctive relief, alleging that Defendant, Nurses Private Duty Registry, Inc., established fee schedules and fixed the prices of private duty nursing services.

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New Jersey v. New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association, 1981-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) 64,376 (N.J. Super. Ct. 1981)

State sought damages and injunctive relief, alleging that Defendant New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association conspired to fix the prices and set fee schedules for prescription items.

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Missouri v. Poplar Bluff Physicians Group, Inc., 1995-2 Trade Cas. (CCH) 71,206 (Mo. Cir. Ct. 1995)

State sought damages and injunctive relief, alleging that Defendants, Poplar Bluff Physicians Group, Inc., along with several individual physicians, conspired to steer prescription drug and other ancillary medical goods and services business to themselves in order to monopolize the business.

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Hawaii v. Gannett Pacific Corp., 99 F. Supp. 2d 1241 (D. Haw. 1999)

State sought to enjoin Defendant newspaper companies from closing down a newspaper, alleging that the closure of the newspaper would reduce the amount of competition in the newspaper business, in violation of Sherman Act, §§ 1 and 2.

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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.

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