California ex. rel. Lockyer v. The Vons Companies, Inc. (C.D. Cal CV 05-8972 DSF January 03, 2006).

Vons allegedly monopolized the grocery store market for the City of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, 26 miles from Los Angeles six years ago by accepting and later renewing a lease from Santa Catalina Island Company on a grocery store site when Vons owned and operated the only other grocery store in town. The Consent Decree required the divestiture of the lease to a new tenant and imposed ongoing obligations relating to both the store owned by Vons as well as the store leased by Vons from Santa Catalina Island Company.

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