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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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

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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.

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West Virginia ex rel. McGraw v. Microsoft Corp., No. 01-C-197 (Cir. Ct. Boone Cty. 2004)

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.

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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.

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