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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: First Group, plc
Current Parent CompanyFirstGroup
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Penalty: $1,100,000
Year: 2007
Date: September 26, 2007
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: To resolve multistate litigation relating to the anticompetitive impacts of its acquisition of Laidlaw Educational Services, First Group agreed not to enforce non-competition contracts which would prevent departing employees from starting new school bus transportation companies that would compete with the merged company. It also agreed to give notice of any future acquisitions during the next six years and pay $1.1 million to be divided among the participating states to defray legal fees.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Current Parent: transit services
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