Topic: Price fixing

Universities not immune from price-fixing claims, Illinois court rules

Seventeen private universities must face allegations they conspired to reduce the amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate students, an Illinois federal court has ruled.

16 August 2022

Israeli minister urges EU and US enforcers to help local importers

Israel’s Ministry of Finance has asked EU and US competition enforcers to help it crack down on parallel import restrictions and other anticompetitive practices imposed on Israeli importers, alleging such conduct is exacerbating the country’s cost of living crisis.

11 August 2022

Egyptian enforcer cracks open criminal egg cartel case

The Egyptian Competition Authority has alleged that four egg brokers colluded to fix the price of egg cartons sold to retailers in several parts of the country for nearly two years.

02 August 2022

Dutch court accepts claims vehicle model in trucks litigation

A Dutch court has refused a request from the EU trucks conspirators to dismiss follow-on damages claims from over 700 companies that have been bundled into a single action, ruling that for-profit claims vehicles are not governed by collective action legislation.

28 July 2022

Philippines to increase scrutiny of pharmaceutical sector

The Philippine Competition Commission has said it will strengthen enforcement in the pharmaceutical sector following a call from the country’s president to ensure cartels are not contributing to high drug prices.

26 July 2022

DOJ says poultry industry illegally shared wage info

Three poultry slaughterhouses have agreed to pay $84.8 million to settle the Department of Justice's claims that they participated in an industry-wide conspiracy to suppress worker wages for over two decades.

26 July 2022

Indonesia accuses 27 cooking oil companies of price fixing

Indonesia’s Competition Commission has accused 27 cooking oil companies of allegedly fixing prices and restricting supply in a high-profile cartel case that has garnered widespread public support.

22 July 2022

Brazil seeks sanctions against bar association for imposing minimum fees

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog is seeking sanctions against a national bar association for publishing a pricing table used by lawyers that set minimum rates for certain legal services.

21 July 2022

Slaughterhouses must face expanded wage-fixing suit

A Maryland federal court has denied five motions to dismiss a lawsuit accusing some of the largest chicken and turkey producers of conspiring to fix the wages of their workers.

21 July 2022

SAMR sanctions cement cartel €65 million

China’s competition authority has fined 13 companies and a local trade association more than €65 million for conspiring to fix the price of cement in the northwest region of the country.

19 July 2022

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