Intra-Enterprise Conspiracy Law and Legal Definition

An intra-enterprise conspiracy is a conspiracy that exists between, two subsidiaries, parts, or any other division of the same firm or enterprise. Generally, there cannot be a conspiracy between a corporation and its subsidiary. [Highland Supply Corp. v. Reynolds Metals Co., 238 F. Supp. 561, 564 (D. Mo. 1965)]. However, in the case of mergers, if the alleged conspiracy took place before the merger and the merger did not stop the conspiracy, it cannot be said to be an intra-enterprise conspiracy. An intra-enterprise conspiracy is also called bathtub conspiracy.