Settlement Agreement Between Plaintiff States and UBS (Dec. 21, 2018)

Forty plaintiff states reached a $68 million settlement with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving interest rate manipulation that had a significant impact on consumers and financial markets around the world. UBS’ fraudulent conduct involved the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate). LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions…

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Maryland v. Bong Soo Ha, Civ. No. 148715 (Cir. Ct. For Montgomery Co. 1996)

Defendants met at various Korean restaurants and set the prices they would charge retailers for Korean language videos.

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Maryland v. Jensema, et al., No. 3-C-96-1205 (Cir. Ct. for Baltimore Co. 1996).

Impartial Hearing Officers, through their trade association and individually, agreed to set fees for presiding over special education appeal hearings.

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Maryland v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., et al. No. 24-C-99-004904 (Cir. Ct. for the City of Baltimore 1999).

Related to Florida’s Sanitary Paper case – price-fixing among manufacturers of sanitary paper products (tissue, napkins, etc. used in commercial or institutional context).

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People v. DeBrun, No. 98 CH 12 (Ill. Cir. Ct. 1998); 614 Trade Reg. Rep. (CCH) (Jan. 26, 2000)

The Illinois Attorney General filed a bid-rigging case against two contractors who allegedly conspired and rigged bids on contracts for spreading oil on roads. One defendant settled, and the other was found liable at trial and was assessed civil penalties.

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People v. Greg Hensley; Illinois ex rel. Ryan v. Hensley, 2000-1 Trade cas. (CCH) 72,772 (Ill. Cir. Ct. 2000)

The Illinois Attorney General brought a price-fixing case against the owners of six auto repair shops. Five owners settled, and the sixth owner was found liable at trial.

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Florida v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, Healthtrust, Inc., Memorial Health Systems, Inc. and Halifax Hospital Medical Center

As part of a negotiated settlement, the State of Florida and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sought to enjoin the merger of defendant hospital facilities, alleging that such acquisitions would result in a substantial reduction of competition in the marketplace for medical care.

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Florida v. Griffin Industries, Inc.

State of Florida settled allegations that Griffin Industries Inc. (Griffin) unlawfully monopolized the market for used cooking grease collection throughout the state

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Maine v. Maine Health Alliance, No. CV-03-135 (Kennebec Super Ct. 2003)

Complaint, parallel to FTC action against same Defendants, charges that PHO engaged in price-fixing and concerted refusals to deal in contracting with managed care payors.

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Maine v. Business Equipment Unlimited No. CV-87-103 (Kennebec Superior Court)

Complaint charging price-fixing and market allocation in the sale of toner, resolved by Consent Decree ordering injunctive relief and $35,000 civil penalties against four defendants.

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