Tag: Justice Department

Bumble Bee CEO indicted on charge he fixed canned tuna price | Yahoo!

Bumble Bee CEO indicted on charge he fixed canned tuna price | Yahoo!

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal charge Wednesday against the CEO of Bumble Bee Foods as part of an ongoing investigation into price fixing in the packaged seafood industry. A grand jury in San Francisco indicted Christopher Lischewski on one count of price fixing, alleging that from November 2010 to December 2013 […]

Qualcomm is fined for anti-competitive practices—again | A fine habit

Qualcomm is fined for anti-competitive practices—again | A fine habit

Qualcomm’s pricing strategy, too, has won it few friends in recent years. Most contentious is the way in which it licenses its intellectual property to device-makers, charging them a percentage of the total selling price of their devices. Apple alleges that such royalties act as a tax on any innovative features it adds to its […]

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

HarperCollins settles over Jobs’ cartel | FudZilla

A rather nasty chapter in Steve Jobs’ biography has finally drawn to a close after publisher HarperCollins has agreed to donate $120,000 in books as part of a settlement with a Canadian law enforcement agency. For those who came in very late,  Apple’s messiah Steve Jobs arranged a pricing cartel which jacked up the prices […]

Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones | Apple Insider

Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones | Apple Insider

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle. In a suit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of […]

Apple accused of counter-revolutionary pricing in Russia | The Register

Apple accused of counter-revolutionary pricing in Russia | The Register

Russia’s anti-monopoly regulator has taken a bite out of Apple, finding that Cupertino’s local outpost fixed iPhone prices in the country. The Federal Antimonopoly Service’s (FAS) investigation found that the company fixed iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 products in the retail supply chain. Not only does the FAS say Apple set retail prices for 16 […]

Apple piles on Qualcomm, files $1 billion lawsuit over chipset pricing and tactics | disruptive.asia

Apple piles on Qualcomm, files $1 billion lawsuit over chipset pricing and tactics | disruptive.asia

REUTERS – Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm on Friday, days after the US government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung Electronics for modem chips that connect phones to […]

Earth City company ICP Medical pays $4 million to settle pricing, sourcing allegations | St. Louis Business Journal

Earth City company ICP Medical pays $4 million to settle pricing, sourcing allegations | St. Louis Business Journal

Government contractor ICP Medical, based in Earth City, Missouri, has signed a civil settlement agreement and paid $4 million to resolve allegations involving submittal of false claims for medical items to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). ICP allegedly made false disclosures to the VA and the […]

Deloitte pays $11M to settle False Claims allegation | Federal Times

Deloitte pays $11M to settle False Claims allegation | Federal Times

One of the largest federal consulting practices agreed to settle a False Claims Act brought by the General Services Administration for allegations the vendor failed to lower prices on its IT services contracts despite changes in the commercial marketplace. Deloitte Consulting LLP — which holds several contracts on GSA schedules, including IT Schedule 70 — was accused […]

It’s over for Apple: Supreme Court denies certiorari in e-book pricing case | I Love My Kindle

It’s over for Apple: Supreme Court denies certiorari in e-book pricing case | I Love My Kindle

The tradpubs made a crucial strategic error Here was the situation: Amazon entered the very marginal e-book market (Sony was in it, but not much was happening in the USA with e-books) in 2007. Part of their strategy was to promote that most bestsellers and new releases would be under $10…considerably less than the hardback […]

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Apple’s Appeal in E-Book Pricing Case | The New York Times

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Apple’s Appeal in E-Book Pricing Case | The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to review an appeals court’s determination that Apple had conspired with book publishers to raise the prices of digital books. The court’s order, which following custom was issued without any accompanying explanation, puts into effect a $450 million settlement that Apple had agreed to pay if it […]