The Czech anti-trust authority confirmed last Feb. 3 the fines that it had ordered against Husky and Pinguin in 2009 on charges of fixing prices for tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and clothing with Czech retailers. Husky had been assessed a fine of 2,316,000 Czech crowns (€95,000-$130,000), while the smaller Pinguin got a lower fine of CZK 425,000 (€17,477-$23,794). The two outdoor companies had appealed against the original ruling of the anti-trust authority, the Office for Protection of Economic Competition, claiming that they were simply setting recommended retail prices, without any contractual arrangements with retailers to comply with specific sales prices.