Topic: Price fixing

Portugal issues fourth food retail hub-and-spoke SO

The Portuguese Competition Authority has issued a statement of objections to three supermarket chains and a baked goods supplier as part of another investigation into price fixing in the food retail sector.

26 June 2020

India’s largest delivery platform cleared of price-fixing

India’s competition authority has concluded that Swiggy – the country’s largest food delivery platform – did not abuse its dominance by setting artificially high prices for takeaway meals.

24 June 2020

Third Circuit upholds egg producers’ trial win

A federal appellate court has affirmed a judge’s treatment of allegations that egg producer Rose Acre Farms conspired with other producers to fix prices.

23 June 2020

Union lashes out at ACCC over price-fixing warning

The Transport Workers Union of Australia has demanded an apology from the country’s competition watchdog after it sent a warning letter to one of the association’s members who wrote an opinion article urging drivers to maintain their prices.

17 June 2020

Ex-Bumble Bee CEO receives 40-month sentence

A California federal court has sentenced the former chief executive of Bumble Bee Foods to 40 months in prison for conspiring to fix prices for canned tuna.

17 June 2020

States file third suit against generics industry

A coalition of 51 US states and territories have filed their third sweeping antitrust lawsuit against the generic pharmaceuticals industry, alleging a massive conspiracy to fix prices for topical skin treatments.

11 June 2020

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

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