Topic: Price fixing

New Zealand court punishes pharmacy and director for price-fixing

The Wellington High Court has fined a pharmacy and one of its directors for fixing the prices of prescription items in 2016.

10 June 2020

Fifth Circuit upholds HP’s award of disc drive assets

A Texas federal court correctly calculated damages awarded to HP, but should have allowed Quanta Storage more time to turn over its assets amid the covid-19 pandemic, an appellate court has ruled.

08 June 2020

Judge ponders sentencing for ex-Bumble Bee CEO

A California federal judge appeared sceptical of the former head of Bumble Bee Foods’ arguments that the Department of Justice had failed to show a tuna price-fixing conspiracy had no impact on sales.

05 June 2020

Four execs indicted in DOJ’s chicken industry probe

A federal grand jury has indicted four executives on one count of conspiring to fix prices and rig bids for chicken products.

04 June 2020

Austria alleges RPM in musical instrument market

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has joined European enforcement efforts against resale price maintenance in the musical instrument sector, as it accused two unnamed companies of vertical price-fixing.

03 June 2020

Bulgaria raids petrol association in coronavirus price-fixing probe

The Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition has raided the offices of an association of petroleum companies after the country’s public prosecutor warned of discrepancies between the cost of global crude oil and local fuel prices.

28 May 2020

Uber won price-fixing arbitration out of “fear,” plaintiff says

An Uber customer accusing the ride-hailing platform of price-fixing has claimed that an arbitrator ruled on behalf of Uber out of “fear”.

27 May 2020

Italian court upholds €50 million helicopter cartel fine

An Italian court has upheld the national competition authority’s decision to fine a helicopter company for engaging in a 16-year cartel.

26 May 2020

Indonesia suspects price-fixing in retail fuel sector

Indonesia’s competition watchdog is investigating five fuel retailers over suspected price coordination, as prices remain stagnant despite a global sell-off in oil.

15 May 2020

Supreme Court nearly doubles Chile’s first hub-and-spoke fines

Chile’s Supreme Court has increased fines against three supermarket chains for fixing the price of chicken meat in the country’s first hub-and-spoke cartel sanctioned case.

15 April 2020

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