Definitions

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  • n. control (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price of a commodity in interstate commerce

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The move was copied soon afterward by competitors Vodafone PLC and Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile, triggering a probe by the Dutch cartel office for suspected price-fixing, which is ongoing.

    KPN Cuts Outlook as Weakness in Dutch Market Persists

  • We added a consumer protection unit to the office, and then, after investigating price-fixing by a company that sold gymnasium bleachers to school districts, we created an antitrust unit.

    The Good Fight

  • However, they also have problems unique to the Afghan business environment: local governments engage in price-fixing despite constitutional prohibitions, good land is difficult to come by due to corruption and squatting, and women entrepreneurs require access to business parks in this segregated society.

    John Sullivan: An Economic Handover in Afghanistan

  • What they came up with, according to federal prosecutors, was a massive price-fixing scheme among airlines that artificially inflated passenger and cargo fuel surcharges between 2000 and 2006 to make up for lost profits.

    Airline Price Fixing Fines: Prosecutors Target 21 Companies Over Passenger, Cargo Fees

  • The "lockout" operates as a perpetual horizontal group boycott and price-fixing agreement, which is per se unlawful...

    Gabriel A. Feldman: The Legal Issues Behind the NBA Players' Decertification Strategy

  • I have a Sony Reader and the two reasons I don't buy ebooks from Libri or Thalia (their two official ebook distributors in Germany) is because they have DRM and due to the should-be-obsolete German price-fixing laws, they mostly price their ebooks at the same price as the hardcover edition.

    What's an eBook Worth?

  • The move was copied soon afterward by competitors Vodafone Group PLC and Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile, triggering a probe by the Dutch cartel office into suspected price-fixing.

    KPN Finance Chief Quits

  • Yazaki Corp. and Denso Corp. agreed to plead guilty to participating in U.S. price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracies involving automotive electrical parts and will pay combined criminal fines of $548 million, the U.S. Justice Department disclosed on Monday.

    Guilty Pleas Set For Rigging Bids

  • Prosecutors said the executives participated in bid-rigging and price-fixing conspiracies at various times between 2005 and 2009.

    Three Hitachi-LG Officials to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing

  • Sharp, Samsung Electronics and five other makers of liquid-crystal displays agreed to a settlement of more than $550 million over allegations of price-fixing.

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