DOJ's 1st Wage-Fixing Case Survives Dismissal Bid

By Matthew Perlman (November 30, 2021, 5:29 PM EST) -- A Texas federal court declined to toss the U.S. Department of Justice's first criminal charges over an alleged wage-fixing agreement, rejecting contentions that there's not enough precedent to criminally prosecute that type of activity.

U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant denied a motion to dismiss the DOJ's criminal price-fixing case, finding that the scheme alleged would be considered price-fixing under antitrust law. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) The DOJ accuses Neeraj Jindal, the former owner of a physical therapist staffing company, and an ex-director of the company, John Rodgers, of violating antitrust law through a scheme to fix the wages paid...

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