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Pilgrim’s Pride Settles Chicken Price-Fixing Suit, Again

A pair of producers, Pilgrim’s Pride and Mar-Jac Poultry, have agreed to pay US$75.5 million and US$1 million respectively to end chicken price fixing...
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Pilgrim’s Pride Execs, Koch Foods Charged With Chicken Price-Fixing

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday, July 29, announced charges against Koch Foods and four Pilgrim’s Pride executives over their roles in a...
Buyers’ Cartels Prevalence and Undercharges

Buyers’ Cartels: Prevalence and Undercharges

This article supplements information on 24 U.S. domestic buyers’ cartels cited in a 2010 book by Blair & Harrison by assembling and analyzing a...
Patent

Patents and Price Fixing by Serial Colluders

By William E. Kovacic (George Washington University), Robert C. Marshall (Pennsylvania State University) & Michael J. Meurer (Boston University) Antitrust law has long been mindful...
CEO Compensation and Product Market Collusion

CEO Compensation and Product Market Collusion

By Sangeun Ha, Fangyuan Ma & Alminas Žaldokas1   Introduction Product market collusion cases are rampant and span different industries. Recent and ongoing investigations in the U.S....
price-fixing

Canada’s Regulator Says Wage-Fixing Is Not Price Fixing

On November 27, 2020, the Canadian Competition Bureau released a statement regarding the application of the Competition Act to no-poaching, wage-fixing, and other buy-side agreements. Canadian legal...
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Portugal Issues Statements Of Objections To Six Supermarkets & Two Drink...

The AdC – Portuguese Competition Authority issued Statements of Objections to 6 large food retail chain groups and 2 suppliers, one of non-alcoholic beverages...
drug

Pharma Giant Charged With Price-Fixing In Generics Probe

The Justice Department (DOJ) on Tuesday, June 30, charged generic drug giant Glenmark Pharmaceuticals with manipulating the prices of drugs sold in the US,...
Ryanair

Ryanair Wants EU Watchdog To Check Lufthansa Price-Fixing

Ryanair has filed a complaint to EU antitrust regulators about alleged talks between Lufthansa’s Italian unit Air Dolomiti and three Italian airlines to fix...
Economic Tools for Analyzing Vertical Mergers in Healthcare

Why did the Chicken Cross the Road? To Visit DOJ and...

By: Robert Connolly (Cartel Capers) A.      The Broiler Chicken Civil Litigation/Criminal Indictment On June 3, 2020, a grand jury in Colorado returned an indictment...
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