First Federal Criminal Wage-Fixing Antitrust Case to Proceed (1)

Nov. 30, 2021, 9:00 PMUpdated: Nov. 30, 2021, 10:08 PM

The Justice Department convinced a federal judge to advance its first criminal antitrust lawsuit over alleged wage-fixing by a therapy staffing agency owner.

Neeraj Jindal, the owner of Texas-based Fit for Life Therapy LLC, allegedly conspired with competitors in 2017 to lower staff pay and recruit others to the scheme, according to the DOJ’s indictment.

Jindal moved to dismiss, arguing that the agency failed to state a per se offense—conduct that’s inherently anti-competitive and doesn’t require further evidence of its effect on the market.

Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied the ...

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