This case involves a company that was a wholly owned subsidiary of a transportation construction, chemical, and petroleum company headquartered in the South. The company submitted a $7.1 million bid for a state highway design and construction project. The company agreed with a competitor not to compete by designating that it would submit the low bid and the competitor would submit a higher complementary bid, with the company subcontracting a portion of the project to the competitor after the company won the contract. The CEO of the company made the agreement the night before bids on highway projects were to be opened by the state transportation department. A cocktail party was held at a local hotel and attended by in-state contractors to discuss privately who would submit a low bid on the project the next day and who else would overbid. The CEO and his company were charged with antitrust violations and construction bid rigging.