Latest Anti-competitive behaviour Stories

2009-09-22 10:00:25

Britain's Office of Fair Trading has fined 103 construction companies $211 million after a four-year investigation of anti-competitive contract bidding. Officials said the companies were involved in illegal anti-competitive bid-rigging activities, between 2000 and 2006, including submitting inflated bids for public sector contracts, a practice called cover-pricing. The high bids are not submitted to win a contract, but to raise the perception among clients that other high prices are...

2009-09-08 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance today filed a brief with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York countering the proposed settlement between Google, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and the Authors' Guild.

2009-09-01 23:54:46

China, claiming its entities are unfairly targeted with anti-dumping measures, asked the European Union for greater cooperation in promoting mutual trade. We saw re-emergence of anti-dumping cases against China recently. An increasing number of Chinese enterprises received unfair treatment.

2009-08-19 10:48:00

Global Price-Fixing Scheme Involves Tubes Used in Computer Monitors WASHINGTON, Aug.

2009-07-28 00:40:05

China says the European Union's decision to impose anti-dumping import duties on Chinese steel wire rods will further strain their trade ties. The import duties announced Monday by the 27-nation EU will be up to 24 percent and will last five years, China Daily reported. The report said the decision

2009-07-13 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An employee of a Sewell, N.J., sub-contractor that provided temporary electrical services was sentenced today to serve 20 months in jail for his role in a kickback and fraud scheme at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site in New Jersey, the Department of Justice announced.

2009-06-30 15:49:00

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chief executive officer of a former Virginia marine products company pleaded guilty and has agreed to pay a $100,000 criminal fine and serve time in jail for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids and allocate customers with respect to marine products purchased by the U.S.

2009-05-19 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tod Cohen, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Government Relations at eBay Inc., made the following statement today after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, at a hearing titled "The Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act: Do We Need to Restore the Ban on Vertical Price Fixing?": "Retail price-fixing, as allowed for in the Supreme Court's Leegin decision, is...

2009-05-13 06:45:00

BOSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keith N. Hylton, the Honorable Paul J.

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