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Price Fixing

Conscious Parallelism

Bob Hildreth | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Bob Hildreth

Conscious Parallelism is the legal term when companies post the same prices but show no evidence that they are directly colluding. That pretty much d...

Avoiding Everyday Antitrust Law Violations

Brad Reid | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Frequently employees and executives may view antitrust law as only applicable to big businesses and mergers. However, even the smallest business and its employees may inadvertently violate antitrust law.

The Sadly Tragic Incompleteness of Obamacare

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

When I was serving as US Ambassador in Malta, my driver and friend asked "how is it Ambassador that a rich country like yours leaves the care of the sick unaddressed?" I had no real answer to give in a country with universal care being delivered in state of the art facilities.

The Fate of Apple and Antitrust: Overcoming Confusion About the eBooks Case

Chris Sagers | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business
Chris Sagers

As the Justice Department's so-called "eBooks" antitrust trial winds down in a Manhattan federal courtroom, it is remarkable how many people have failed to see how easy the case really is.

Company Ordered To Pay $400 Million For Alleged Price-Fixing

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

By Andrew Longstreth (Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co on Wednesday was ordered by a federal jury to pay $400 million in a price-fixing case over chemic...

Bank To Pay $4.8 Million To Settle Charges That Cost Customers $300 Million

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

* Morgan Stanley to pay $4.8 mln, no admission of wrongdoing * Electricity price-fixing said to cost consumers $300 mln ...

Victims Of Severe Weather Accuse Hotels Of Overcharging

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.03.2012 | Money

Several hotels and gas stations in New Jersey and Maryland have been accused of price gouging after a severe storm on Friday left many with damaged ho...

Why The DoJ Lawsuit Is Good For EBooks

Will Entrekin | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Will Entrekin

The DoJ lawsuit might make things more difficult for those who have based their business models on paper books, but it could well be a boon to smaller publishers, authors, and--most importantly of all--readers.

Class-Action Dairy Lawsuit Gets Bigger

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A class-action lawsuit filed against dairy industry groups for macabre practices that may violate federal antitrust laws is getting bigg...

Banking's Newest Scandal: Alleged Price Rigging

Mark Sunshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Sunshine

Should banks be allowed to form cartels that manipulate price or is price fixing as illegal on Wall Street as it is on Main Street? Those issues are about to be decided by prosecutors and courts.

Zach Carter

Senators Back Delay In Crackdown On Fees That Yield Billions For Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, a group of nine senators led by Montana Democrat Jon Tester put their names behind legislation to delay the Federal Reserve'...

The Agriculture Industry's Trojan Horse

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The HSUS uncovered apparent violations of antitrust laws by the egg industry's primary trade association.

The Chickens Come Home to Roost

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There is big news concerning an ongoing class action lawsuit accusing the nation's major battery cage egg producers of conspiring to use questionable animal welfare standards.

Price-Fixing By Egg Producers Alleged in Pennsylvania Lawsuit

Forbes | Maryclaire Dale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PHILADELPHIA - A New York restaurant has filed a potential class-action suit over alleged price-fixing in the egg industry, days after the Justice Dep...

Gas Prices Not High Enough For Some: Price-Fixing Cartel Caught In Quebec

Ottawa Citizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MONTREAL - The Competition Bureau has charged 13 people and 11 companies - in what it called a cartel - with gas-price fixing in four different Quebec...

Chocolate Makers Accused Of Price Fixing

Times | Christine Buckle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some of the world's leading chocolate manufacturers could face tough fines after German authorities raided seven companies in a price-fixing investiga...