Packaged Ice Whistleblower’s RICO Claims Against Arctic Glacier Move Forward

May 29, 2009, Detroit MI – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan issued a ruling today denying Arctic Glacier’s motion to dismiss claims brought by former packaged ice sales executive Martin McNulty for violations of the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) and for tortious interference. Mr. McNulty alleged that Arctic…


Airline Passengers File Putative Class Action Lawsuit Against Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways For Alleged Collusion Regarding Checked Baggage Fees

Atlanta, GA, May 26, 2009 — Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways were served today with a complaint accusing the airlines of colluding regarding the imposition of a $15 first checked bag fee. Plaintiffs Brent Avery and David Watson are Delta and AirTran passengers who paid the fee that both airlines announced in November 2008…


Gary’s Foods Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Wholesalers C&S and SuperValu.

Washington, DC, January 1, 2009 – Yesterday, Gary’s Foods filed a class action lawsuit against grocery wholesalers C&S and SuperValu, alleging that the two companies violated the antitrust laws by conspiring to allocate territories and to limit competition.” Before the alleged conspiracy began, C&S and Supervalu competed aggressively in New England, where C&S is headquartered…


Daniel Kotchen Addresses Retailer Pricing Strategies at TPMA Conference.

Scottsdale, AZ, Nov. 10, 2008 — Kotchen & Low LLP partner Daniel Kotchen spoke at the Trade Promotion Management Association (“TPMA”) conference on the topic of “The Convergence of Law and Business on Retailer Pricing Strategies.” In his presentation, Mr. Kotchen addressed legal implications related to two business strategies: (1) consumer goods manufacturers’ efforts to…


Daniel Low Joins Governor, Supreme Court Justice, and Judges in Honoring Judge Deanell Tacha’s Distinguished Service to Justice.

Daniel Low participated in a ceremony today to honor the distinguished service of The Honorable Deanell_Reece_Tacha, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Judge Tacha was honored with the 26th Annual Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award, which honors Article III judges whose careers have been exemplary….


Detroit Free Press Profiles Kotchen & Low LLP Client Martin McNulty.

The Detroit Free Press published an article today about Martin McNulty, a former executive in the packaged ice industry and client of Kotchen & Low LLP. The article, Ex-ice Executive Sues after Firing, describes Mr. McNulty’s role in exposing a price-fixing conspiracy in the packaged ice industry, and describes the lawsuit that Kotchen & Low…


Michigan Resident Is Terminated and Blackballed from the Packaged-Ice Industry for Refusing to Participate in and Exposing a Criminal Conspiracy; Kotchen & Low LLP Files Lawsuit on His Behalf

Detroit, Michigan, August 7, 2008 – Martin G. McNulty, a resident of Novi, Michigan, filed a lawsuit on July 23, 2008 alleging that he was fired by packaged ice company Arctic Glacier, Inc. for his refusal to participate in a packaged ice industry conspiracy to allocate customers and territories, and alleging that the Defendants participated…