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RealPage Building and Parking Lot

RealPage Anticompetitive Cartel Pushes Rents Higher Class Action

This class action alleges that certain lessors who rent out multifamily real estate properties have formed a cartel to take anticompetitive actions in the real estate markets in various locations. The complaint alleges that, with the help of a software platform from RealPage, Inc., a long list of major real estate companies like the Irvine  Read more

Antitrust
Residential Rentals or Leases, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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RealPage Platform Pushes New York Metro Rents Higher Antitrust Class Action

The New York metro area has for a long time been one of the most expensive rental markets in the country. Yet the complaint for this class action alleges that a group of owners and operators of multifamily units in this market, along with software platform RealPage, have conspired to push prices even higher. It  Read more

Antitrust
Residential Rentals or Leases, Real Estate, Antitrust
Red Meat Processing

Red Meat Processors Conspiracy to Suppress Workers’ Pay Class Action

Conspiring to hold down wages is illegal, and this antitrust class action alleges that certain red meat processors have been doing exactly that. The defendants include well-known companies like JBS USA Food Company, Tyson Foods, Inc., and Hormel Foods Corp., which together produce around eighty percent of the beef and pork sold to consumers in  Read more

Antitrust
Wage Suppression, No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
RealPage Building and Parking Lot

Seattle Apartments Price-Fixing Antitrust Class Action

Rents in specific areas of the Seattle, Washington downtown multifamily submarket have been steadily increasing. This antitrust class action alleges that a cartel exists, based on a platform and algorithm from RealPage, Inc., in which the members have agreed to exchange competitive information and raise prices together. The markets involved are the central neighborhoods of  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
Growing Corn and Syngenta Name

Syngenta, Corteva “Loyalty Programs” Restrict Competition Class Action

This antitrust class action bring suit against Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Syngenta Corporation, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, and Corteva, Inc., alleging that they have instituted “loyalty programs” for distributors of their pesticides containing certain ingredients. The complaint alleges that the real purpose and effect of these loyalty programs is to restrict the sale of competing  Read more

Antitrust
Keeping Generics Off the Market, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions, Agriculture
Syngenta Name Over Field of Crops

Syngenta, Corteva Anticompetitive “Loyalty Programs” Class Action

The pesticide industry is similar to the pharmaceutical industry in a number of ways, says the complaint for this class action: Both rely on patent protections, both have safety requirements, and in both, generics enter the market after patents have expired. But the complaint brings suit against pesticide companies Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Syngenta Corporation,  Read more

Antitrust
Keeping Generics Off the Market, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions, Agriculture
John Deere Running-Deer Logo

Deere Agricultural Equipment Monopoly on Repair Services Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business a John Deere, now makes its agricultural equipment with onboard computers known as engine control units (ECUs). While farmers and other owners of Deere equipment have traditionally done their own repairs, the complaint for this class action alleges that the ECUs require the use of software and repair tools  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Repair or Servicing, Monopoly, Antitrust
DFA Processing Facility

Dairy Farmers of America Milk Monopsony Class Action

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) is a nonprofit organization that supposedly benefits its members, the dairy farmers who produce raw Grade A milk in the northeast. But the complaint for this class action argues that it is instead a monopsony that works toward its own benefit and leaves its members operating on very thin  Read more

Antitrust
Price fixing, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
Smartphone with Uber on Screen in Front of Steering Wheel

Uber and Lyft Drivers No Independence and No Protections California Class Action

The complaint for this class action calls Uber Technologies, Inc. and Lyft, Inc. “a powerful duopoly” in control of the rideshare industry. The central issue: their extensive control, and whether drivers are independent contractors (as Uber and Lyft claim), who should therefore be able to set their own prices and make other independent decisions, or  Read more

Antitrust
Vertical Price Restraints, Unfair Competition, Price fixing
Amazon Name and Logo on Building

Amazon Anticompetitive Minimum Margin Agreements Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against Amazon.com, Inc., alleging that it uses minimum margin agreements (MMAs) to keep other online retailers from providing the same products Amazon sells at lower prices. The complaint alleges that the MMAs are a form of price fixing, because they set minimum retail prices for goods, restrain Amazon’s competitors,  Read more

Antitrust
Risk Shifted to Supplier, Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Antitrust