• January 6, 2012

The recipe for frozen water is quite widely known so many people are reluctant to pay a great deal of money for frozen water, more widely known as ice, ice cubes, or ice chips.

On the other hand, when you have a party and you don’t have sufficient ice on hand, you’ll plunk down $10 for a few bags, right?  But what was the cost to make that ice?  Doesn’t the price seem like a heckuvalot more than the actual cost of ice?

If you were to suggest a criminal conspiracy of price-fixing for packaged ice, it is either because you follow longstanding litigation or you are just eccentric.  But now the ice age has returned to Minnesota in a recently filed antitrust suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.  The case has been assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank though perhaps it will be transferred into another court where there has been related litigation?

Read the complaint for a tale of commercial wrong-doing, whistleblowers, and guilty pleas.  Also note that plaintiff, represented by Reinhardt, Wendorf & Blanchfield, seeks to build her case in part on Arctic Glacier, Inc. executives having passed themselves off, apparently, as executives with Arctic Glacier International, Inc. (Complaint, Paras. 61-66).  (How many of us are sure, actually, of the “official legal entity” of the companies for whom we work?)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *