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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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the same time collectively, even though not collusively, to prevent a
125532, 10 July 1998, the Supreme Court itself held that "[c]ourts have no authority to pass upon issues through advisory opinions or to resolve hypothetical or feigned problems or friendly suits collusively arranged between parties without real adverse interests.
Second, whether accomplished unilaterally or collusively and whether openly or secretly, it was punishable to fix the price of goods bought or sold with the intent to manipulate the domestic market.
ISLAMABAD, February 15, 2012 (Balochistan Times): The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) on Tuesday conducted search and inspection of Pakistan Banks Association (PBA) in Karachi to impound proofs of the associations suspected role in providing a platform to banks for collusively determining uniform ATM charges.
ISLAMABAD, February 15, 2012 (Frontier Star): The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), exercising its powers under section 34 of the Competition Act, 2010, today conducted search and inspection of Pakistan Banks' Association in Karachi to impound proofs of the association's suspected role in providing a platform to banks for collusively determining uniform ATM charges.
But if producers form a cartel in a market, they will collusively determine the price and output, thereby preventing market forces from operating.
However, empirical studies suggest that the five-bank-dominated system in Canada is monopolistically competitive, rather than collusively oligopolistic, although virtually all OECD banking systems fit this description (Allen and Engert, 2007).
There they deluded themselves into believing that the Vichy "free zone" (created collusively with the Hitler and Petain governments) would grant at least temporary protection to deep-pocketed and assimilated Jews.
The disproportionate assets case against Lalu Yadav, Jaitley claimed, was weakened by changing the Public Prosecutor and by exonerating the RJD chief by collusively managing the Income Tax departmental proceedings.
For each player, we calculate the average deviation over all rounds played (not including round 1), and the resulting number gives a measure of how collusively that person priced.
The starting point is a model of oligopoly in which a collusively determined high price is an equilibrium because rivals will revert to competition to punish a deviator who tries to capture a large volume of sales by beating its rivals' price for one period.
In particular, [section] 1359, amended seven years after Indianapolis in 1948, relieves the district courts of jurisdiction "in which any party, by assignment or otherwise, has been improperly or collusively made or joined to invoke the jurisdiction of such court.