Waste Hauler To Pay $1M Over Antitrust Deal Violation

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT) -- Casella Waste Systems Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $1 million for violating a 2002 settlement agreement with the Vermont Attorney General's Office over claims the solid waste service company made it difficult for customers to switch to competitors.

Casella promised in 2002 to remove a number of anti-competitive terms from its customer contracts, including requirements that customers provide Casella notice of competing offers and provide more than 30 days' notice of termination before the contract automatically renewed.

In Thursday's settlement, the company acknowledged that in 2009...
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