Herman Miller Settles Antitrust Suit Over Aeron Chair

Law360, New York (March 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Herman Miller Inc. will pay $750,000 and accept an injunction to settle claims by attorneys general of three states that the furniture maker fixed prices for its popular Aeron chairs in violation of federal and state antitrust laws.

Herman Miller agreed to a consent decree outlining the settlement and a final judgment last Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where the attorneys general of New York, Michigan and Illinois brought the lawsuit, the company announced Tuesday.

A federal judge...
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