Topic: Price fixing

DOJ fails to secure any chicken convictions

The Department of Justice has dismissed its case against the final two executives it had accused of conspiring to fix prices for chickens after the presiding court signalled it would not allow the government to present most of its evidence.

18 October 2022

French court slashes compote cartel fines

A French appellate court has reduced fines imposed by the country’s antitrust watchdog on a fruit compote cartel by roughly €26.6 million, finding the infringement ended sooner than the authority alleged and the penalties were disproportionate to the seriousness of the conduct.

10 October 2022

KFTC punishes recycling trade association for fixing prices

Korea’s competition watchdog has sanctioned a recycling trade association for dictating what its members could charge for disposing of domestic food waste.

10 October 2022

French court cuts record €1.1 billion Apple fine

An appellate court in Paris has slashed a landmark €1.1 billion fine levied against Apple by France’s Competition Authority, reducing the penalty to €371.6 million because the agency used the wrong calculation method and failed to substantiate price-fixing allegations.

07 October 2022

Oil companies evade price-fixing suit

A federal judge has scrapped allegations from consumers and gas station owners that eight major US oil refineries including BP, Chevron and Exxon Mobil conspired to raise gas prices in California.

04 October 2022

CMA fines Rangers FC and two retailers for price-fixing

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has fined Rangers Football Club and two sportswear retailers over £2 million for fixing the price of branded kits and other clothing products.

27 September 2022

Top Israeli court rejects gaming cartel appeal following landmark prosecution

Israel’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by three video console sellers who were fined for fixing the prices of Playstation and Xbox consoles, confirming the country’s first successful prosecution of a cartel based on a leniency application.

26 September 2022

Australian government pushes for jail time in criminal cartel case

Australian prosecutors have argued that the imposition of a custodial sentence on a former manager at an active pharmaceutical ingredient producer who has pleaded guilty to criminal cartel charges is necessary for future deterrence.

16 September 2022

CCI launches steel cartel probe

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly opened a price-fixing investigation into nine major steel companies, 18 months after the country’s minister for road transport and highways warned of cartels in the sector.

16 September 2022

Spanish enforcer opposes government’s food price-fixing proposal

Spain’s antitrust watchdog has cautioned the national government against fixing prices for certain staple food products amid rising inflation, claiming this would violate both national and EU antitrust laws.

13 September 2022

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