As part of a large class action, plaintiff state filed suit against manufacturers of automotive shock absorbers, alleging that the defendants, from the mid-1990s through at least 2012, conspired to rig bids for, and to fix stabilize and maintain the price of shock absorbers installed in autos purchased by the plaintiff state. Defendant pled guilty…
Plaintiff state filed a civil lawsuit against Starkist, one of the world’s largest canned tuna manufacturers and the former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods, another large tuna manufacturer, over a price-fixing conspiracy that drove up the cost of packaged tuna for more than a decade. The suit alleged that StarKist Co., its parent company Dongwon,…
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…
Defendants met at various Korean restaurants and set the prices they would charge retailers for Korean language videos.
Impartial Hearing Officers, through their trade association and individually, agreed to set fees for presiding over special education appeal hearings.
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).
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.
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.
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.
State of Florida settled allegations that Griffin Industries Inc. (Griffin) unlawfully monopolized the market for used cooking grease collection throughout the state