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collusion

a secret agreement between opponents at law in order to obtain a judicial decision for some wrongful or improper purpose

collusion

A secret agreement for illegal or fraudulent purposes.
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Similarly, collusive agreements between content producers and distributors have affected the traditional context of competition.
The above framework constitutes a natural starting point to analyse collusive agreements between firms operating in these markets.
Collusive agreements reduce the total number of decision units operating in the downstream and upstream markets and, thus, the corresponding number of oligopolists in each of them.
In the second step, the stockholders of each firm decide whether to adhere to the collusive agreement or to cheat.
To protect and preserve the established collusive agreement, the stockholders of each firm must design the convertible debt contracts so that if cheating occurs, the debt holders will convert and capture a substantial portion of the cheating firm's onetime profit.
First, antitrust merger cases often involve hypothetical analysis of tacitly collusive agreement, not dominant firms.
Once entry occurs, the collusive agreement is assumed to dissolve and firms price at marginal cost.
Moreover, he came out of a segment of the union movement marked by collusive agreements that often exploited the membership.
This suit against collusive agreements among pharmaceutical manufacturers that inappropriately inflate drug prices is one way we can contain costs for our members while ensuring high quality care.
He analyzes two simple formal models of the industry, discussing the danger of two vertically integrated pay-TV networks entering into collusive agreements to exchange programming with each other.
Depending on the statements of the complainants and the material evidence, the prosecution has exposed that some five to 10 companies that took part in the construction tenders made collusive agreements among them.