Earlier this spring, the NY Times covered a pizza price war that had two neighboring pizzerias incrementally reducing their pricing in a mutually destructive fashion. Well, in a blatant example of collusion, both pizza shops have raised their prices back to a dollar, and FOR SOME REASON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE IS REFUSING TO COMMENT.
â€œAny agreement to fix prices is illegal per se,â€ Harry First, a law professor at New York University and an antitrust expert, said. The action could violate not only state law, but also federal law if it involved interstate commerce. â€œWho knows?â€ Professor First said. â€œMaybe the cheese is from out of state.â€