Two New Jersey asphalt companies are suing an out-of-state competitor, accusing it of conspiring with several local municipalities to control the road paving business. The commercial dispute involves seven eastern Pennsylvania cities, all of which are said to have played a role in the competing business' plan to rig the bidding process.
An insurance brokerage firm consented to paying $4.75 million this week to the state of Ohio in order to settle an antitrust commercial litigation case. Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) faced bid-rigging and kickback scheme allegations from the State Attorney General's Office. MMC had been accused of working covertly with insurance firms to remove competition from the commercial casualty insurance marketplace.