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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Wage Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements
Description: This list shows cases in which companies paid penalties of $25 million or more to resolve allegations they improperly colluded to depress wages and salaries of specific types of workers.
Penalty Total since 2000$792,950,000
Number of Penalty Records: 11
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Apple Inc.$103,750,0001
Alphabet Inc.$103,750,0001
Adobe Systems$103,750,0001
Walt Disney$100,000,0001
Duke University$54,500,0001
Tenet Healthcare$42,000,0001
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (Wabtec)$36,950,0001

Individual Penalty Records:

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Adobe Systems IncorporatedAdobe Systemsinformation technologyprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2015private lawsuit-federal$103,750,000
Apple Inc.Apple Inc.electrical and electronic equipmentprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2015private lawsuit-federal$103,750,000
Google Inc.Alphabet Inc.information technologyprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2015private lawsuit-federal$103,750,000
Intel CorporationIntelelectrical and electronic equipmentprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2015private lawsuit-federal$103,750,000
Walt Disney CompanyWalt Disneyentertainmentprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2017private lawsuit-federal$100,000,000
Interexchange, Inc., et al. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices2019private lawsuit-federal$65,500,000
Duke UniversityDuke Universitymiscellaneous servicesprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2019private lawsuit-federal$54,500,000
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.Comcasttelecommunicationsprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2017private lawsuit-federal$50,000,000
VHS of MichiganTenet Healthcarehealthcare servicesprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2015private lawsuit-federal$42,000,000
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (Wabtec)Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (Wabtec)industrial equipmentprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2020private lawsuit-federal$36,950,000
Pilgrim's Pride CorporationJBSfood productsprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2021private lawsuit-federal$29,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.