Ohio v. Duellman Electric Supply Co. et al.

State of Ohio filed suit on behalf of five school districts in the Dayton area. Complaint accused the defendants of meeting monthly to fix prices of electrical wire and conduit. Case was settled by consent decree.

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Utah v. Visual Technology, Inc. (Case No. 1999-820-254) (Settlement Agreement)

After an investigation into Visual Technology, Inc.’s bidding practices in connection with a University of Utah invitation to bid on audio visual equipment the parties reached a settlement.

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Utah v. Western Dairymen Cooperative, Inc., Civ.No. 89090147 (3rd Dist. Utah 1989)

The State of Utah brought this action against Western Dairyment cooperative, Meadow Gold Dairies and others alleging price-fixing and market allocation agreements with regard to milk and milk products sold in Utah.

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Ohio v. Ohio Vision Service et al.

State of Ohio sued the Ohio Vision Service under the Sherman Act for unlawfully price fixing and devising a scheme to boycott competitors

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Utah v. Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Civ. No. 20910931 MI) (3rd Dis. Utah, 2002)

Defendant sorbate manufacturers were charged with collusion, price-fixing and market allocation

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Utah v. Signing Resource, LLC, et al. (Civ. No. 050909852) (3rd Dis. Utah, 2005)

State brought action against sign language interpreters alleging bid-rigging and price fixing in the market for sign language interpreters provided to State agencies in Utah

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West Virginia ex rel. McGraw v. Visa USA, Inc. et al., No. 03-C-551 (Cir. Ct. Ohio Cty. 2003)

The State sued Visa and Mastercard claiming the companies used their market power in general credit cards to force merchants to accept their branded debit cards. The high cost of accepting the branded debit cards forced retailers to charge consumers more for goods purchased. As a settlement, Visa paid $9.3 million and MasterCard paid $2.3 million to state, which was used to fund a tax holiday on Energy Star products, and a total of $600,000 to the Attorney General’s revolving fund.

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Utah v. Nuttall Bernina (Civ. No. 000903757 (3rd Dist. Utah, 2000)

State of Utah investigated Nuttall Bernina and Dave’s Bernina, alleging market allocation, price fixing and bid-rigging in sales of Bernina sewing machines to school districts in Salt Lake and Utah counties.

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Utah v. Alvey et al., (Civ. No. 94334) (2nd Dist. Utah 1985)

State of Utah investigated defendants Northern Utah Body Shop Association, William Alvey, Clair Baur and other auto body repair shops in the Ogden Utah area, alleging they conspired and encouraged others to conspire to fix labor prices and otherwise restrict and artificially raise and maintain prices for auto body work.

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Utah v. Curb-King, INc. (Civ. No. 040100254 MI)(1st Dist. Utah 2004)

State alleged Curb-King and Duane Patterson solicited co-conspirators to fix the price of contrete curbing services in the Utah market

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