(Why the crumbling book business is worthy of so much attention from Justice while Wall Street skates is a broader question we'll leave for another day.) Let's stipulate that there may have been some manner of pricefixing
here, perhaps even arranged in "private rooms for dinner in upscale Manhattan restaurants," as the complaint darkly charged.
However, when it comes to behavioral enforcement aimed at stomping out anti-competitive practices such as pricefixing
and monopolization, the MOU could mean more scrutiny and pressure on companies.
Counter-fraud work ranges from issuing penalty notices as a result of patients falsely claiming prescription charges to the multi-millionpound claims against drug companies for alleged pricefixing
As Geis has observed, "[j]ail terms have a self-evident deterrent impact upon corporate officials, who belong to a social group that is exquisitely sensitive to status deprivation and censure." (143) Corporate executives jailed in the electrical pricefixing
conspiracy of the early 1960s stated that incarceration had profoundly affected their lives.
IN THE early 1990s, family man Mark Whitacre decided to blow the whistle on a global pricefixing
scam in the agricultural industry.
Based on a true story, the movie tells how a corporation high flier called Mark Whitacre suddenly decides to tell all about his company's involvement in a global pricefixing
In a well-known (to those of us in antitrust) 1980 case, the Tokyo High Court convicted several oil executives of criminal pricefixing
. (21) The defendants claimed they had fixed the prices only because bureaucrats told them to do so.
For risk-averse firms, the prospects of significant damages awards can deter pricefixing
The judge had ruled in August that the claim of illegal pricefixing
made against racecourse owners who set up their own joint-venture to get more money out of televised racing in betting shops must also fail.
As a result, the judge also dismissed part of a counterclaim in which Amrac contended that, if it was guilty of pricefixing
, then exclusive licences granted to Bags and its partner, Satellite Information Services (SIS), were also in breach of the rules.
The four are part of a group of 10 past and present BA staff who have been refused immunity under a plea agreement between the airline and the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over the pricefixing