ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
FOR MONDAY, FEB. 3, 1992 THROUGH FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 1992
U.S. v. Massachusetts
Allergy Society, Inc.; Wilfred N. Beaucher; Jack E. Farnham; Bernard
A. Berman; and Irving W. Bailit '
92-10273H (D. Mass.)
Civil complaint was
filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts, charging
the Massachusetts Allergy Society, Inc. (MAS) and four doctors
with conspiring to fix and raise fees, in violation of Section
1 of the Sherman Act, paid for allergy services by certain health
maintenance organizations in Massachusetts. At the same time,
a consent decree was filed that, if approved by the court, would
settle the suit against MAS and Wilfred N. Beaucher, Jack E. Farnham
and Irving W. Bailit. On February 6, 1992 Bernard A. Berman also
became a party to the consent decree.
Intends to Challenge Proposed Joint Venture of Ingersoll-Rand
and Dresser Industries
The Department of Justice,
Antitrust Division, announced its intention to file a civil suit
challenging a proposed joint venture by Ingersoll-Rand Co. and
Dresser Industries Inc. to combine virtually all of the worldwide
pump manufacturing and sales operations of the two companies.
The suit would allege that the proposed joint venture would violate
Section 1 of the Sherman Act and Section 7 of the Clayton Act
by substantially lessening competition in the United States in
the manufacture and sale of various types of highly engineered
pumps used in the petroleum industry, as well as electrical generating
facilities. Ingersoll-Rand, headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New
Jersey, is the second largest seller of pumps in the United States
in dollar volume and Dresser, headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
is the third largest.
U.S. v. Darrell
Foreman and Doyle Foreman
Criminal No.: C192005 (D.N.D.)
was filed in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, charging
Darrell Foreman and Doyle Foreman, both of Orient, South Dakota,
with conspiring to set prices, rig bids and allocate customers,
in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, concerning bus and
bus body contracts for transporting children in South Dakota.
Copies of legal filings are
available from the Legal Procedure Unit, Antitrust Division, Room 3233,
Telephone No.: 514-2481.