State of Ohio sued the Ohio Vision Service under the Sherman Act for unlawfully price fixing and devising a scheme to boycott competitors
State challenged acquisiton of waste hauler in Mansfield Ohio area, alleging undue concentration in a two-county market for commercial waste disposal.
Merger of two largest banks in Vermont approved after divestitures.
Connecticut v. American Medical Response, Inc., No. CV-99-589962-S (CT Super. Ct., Hartford Dist. 1999)
Plaintiff state investigated ambulance service after mergers gave it significant market power in state. Settlement required divestiture of 30 licenses, 20 ambulances, and rights to several primary service areas or PSAs.
State of Florida and the Justice Department filed a joint antitrust action and proposed consent decree in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. against Waste Management and Reuter Recycling alleging that their proposed merger, by removing one of only three competitors in the market, would lessen competition in the market for municipal solid waste disposal service in Broward and Dade Counties. The proposed settlement allowed the companies to merge as long as they agree to keep a waste transfer station that Waste Management will acquire, as part of the deal, open to other waste disposal competitors.
Joint US/Florida consent decree permitting merger of two largest hospitals in St. Petersburg, Florida