Like most other states, Alabama has enacted statutory criminal provisions prohibiting any agreement, contract, or conspiracy that works a restraint on trade by allocating market share or fixing prices. The statutes are a close relative of the Sherman Antitrust Act and contain many of the same substantive elements. The statutes themselves contain punishment provisions mandating that upon conviction a defendant company shall be fined more than $500 but not more than $2000. These types of charges can be brought independently or piled atop federal antitrust charges, and give federal prosecutors increased leverage in negotiating a plea deal.
If you have been charged with an antitrust violation or find yourself the target of an investigation, it is paramount that you retain an experienced attorney who is an expert in the area of criminal antitrust law. The attorneys at Parkman White, LLP offer just that, with years of trial experience and a specialized focus on antitrust litigation. If you have been charged with an antitrust violation in the state of Alabama, the Parkman White, LLP firm can help. Call today, whether you are in Mobile, Dothan, Auburn, Montgomery, Gadsden, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Huntsville, or any area in between, and watch us put our experience to work for you.