States alleged that GlaxoSmithKline fraudulently obtained patent protection for Augmentin and then delayed generic entry through sham patent litigation. Through this conduct, GlaxoSmithKline unlawfully maintained its monopoly over Augmentin. A $3.5 million multistate settlement for state proprietary claims was entered into by the participating states and GlaxoSmithKline.
Florida v. Jones Chemicals, Inc., et al (M.D. FL, 1990); Florida v. Industrial Chemicals, et al (N.D. FL, 1990)
Florida filed complaints alleging that Defendants conspired to restrain trade by allocating contracts and groups of contracts to supply liquid chlorine.
State of Ohio on behalf of Youngstown State University filed suit against the defendants for bid-rigging. The alleged activity surrounded the electrical bid for the construction of a new stadium at Youngstown State. Case settled
Defendant furniture manufacturer settled claims of bid-rigging on contracts with the state.
Florida v. JW Conner & Son Contracting Company et al. No. 82-1322-Civ-T-WC (M.D.Fla. 1983); No. 84-7023-Civ-MMP (N.D.Fla. 1984)
The State of Florida sought treble damages and injunctive relief, alleging that defendant highway construction companies colluded or rigged the bids in submission of construction contracts, subcontracts, and contracts for equipment, materials, or supplies.