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Category Archives: Price-fixing

Attention Auto-Parts Industry: No End in Sight for Price-Fixing Prosecutions

February 5, 2013

If you are involved in the auto parts industry there is good reason to be concerned.  Why?  Read on. On October 31, 2012 The Department of Justice-Antitrust Division announced the ninth guilty plea for price-fixing and bid-rigging in a continuing investigation of industry practices.  The DOJ investigation reveals a long-standing conspiracy from approximately 2003 to […]

Collaboration or Collusion? Oil and Gas Drillers Agree to Pay $550,000 to Settle Historic Federal Antitrust Lawsuit

January 2, 2013

Two oil and gas companies accused of illegally working together in auctions of four natural gas leases on federal land in Colorado have agreed to pay $275,000 each to settle the claim. The case is the first federal challenge to an anti-competitive bidding agreement for mineral rights, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). […]