New York v. American International Group (AIG), New York Supreme Court Index No. 401720/05, Judge Ramos

Original action filed in New York State Supreme Court alleged that AIG engaged in numerous fraudulent business transactions and improper accounting that exaggerated the strength of the company’s core underwriting business to prop up its stock price. In addition, evidence separately revealed that AIG engaged in bid-rigging schemes for excess casualty insurance business and used contingent commission agreements or placement service agreements to steer business

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Washington v. Becton Dickinson Corp.

University Of Washington sought bids for medical equipment from a variety of vendors. Those vendors all submitted proposals which included Becton Dickinson medical equipment. The highest bidder complained to Becton that VWR and others had submitted a bid discounting Becton equipment. Becton then requested that VWR (lowest bidder) and the other vendor?s either withdraw or increase the bid for Becton equipment to suggested retail prices.

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Maine v. Maine Chiropractic Association , Inc., No. CV-99-135 (Kennebec County, June 1999)

Settlement with Chiropractic Association regarding price-fixing and group boycott.

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Colorado v. Rocky Mountain Paint & Body et al.

Plaintiff state reached settlement with auto body shops in Longmont Colorado to resolve allegations that they agreed to set prices for auto body work.

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U.S. and Florida v. Morton Plant Health System Inc., No. 94-748-CIV-T-23E (M.D. Fla. 1999)

US and Florida sought order enforcing terms of 1994 merger settlement

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In the Matter of Sacramento Ambulance Companies

Plaintiff state charged five defendants, Metropolitan, Superior, Sacramento and Foothill Ambulance Service and 9-1-1 Emergency Services, with violating California’s antitrust law by unlawfully agreeing on customer allocation and pricing of ambulance transport services over a long period. The companies, who admitted no wrongdoing, paid $160,000 in civil penalties, costs and attorneys fees. They were also enjoined from future violations and required to establish a compliance program. The named executives may not participate in ambulance association activities except those involving paramedic or treatment topics.

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Ohio v. Village Voice Media, LLC, No. CV03492804, (Ct. Com. Pl., 2003); California v. Village Voice Media, LLC, No. BC 289225, (Calif. Super. Ct, 2003)

Plaintiff States sought civil forfeiture and injunctive relief in separate suits alleging that Village Voice Media, LLC (Village Voice) and NT Media, LLC (New Times) conspired to restrain competition in local alternative newsweekly markets through a market allocation agreement.

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