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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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Congress placed no limit on which parties fell under [section] 1359's purview: "any party" includes parties improperly or collusively joined as either plaintiffs or defendants.
Journal of International Economic Law, 10(1), 87 at 89--"export cartels are agreements between exporter to act collusively in respect of some aspects of their export activity.
These apparently collusively fixed surcharges include a variety of costs that presumably should vary as among carriers, such as equipment repositioning charges and paper work filing.
The aesthetic can also speak just as loudly, without necessarily getting caught in the fateful opposition of the autistically advanced or collusively popular.
Hayashi's Yukiko participates collusively in the expanding project of colonial libido; Masugi's female characters bridge the colony and the metropole with their own sexualized bodies while the bodies of Kinko and Jun's mother in Sakaguchi's tale were mobilized to become objects of containment for both colonials and nationalists.
Bain (1951) suggested the market power hypothesis, which proposed that in highly concentrated markets firms could act collusively and thus achieve high profits.
At the moment everyone keeps their commissions high, and it will stay that way for as long as the banks continue to behave collusively.
However, anyone who has taken Auditing 101 knows that despite admonitions to have checks and balances and segregation of duties, internal controls are easily overridden by senior management acting collusively.
Similarly, when the United States assesses whether "coordinated interaction" will lessen competition and the European Union evaluates the prospect of "collective dominance," both are weighing whether firms in the post-merger world are more likely to act collusively and agree on competitive terms in such a way that harms consumers.
Long-term partners "collapse their expectations of each other," he writes, "in collusively arranged, choreographed routine.
If environmental advocacy groups behave collusively, it is not unreasonable to expect that they would work to one another's gain in this respect.