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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
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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
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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
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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this antitrust class action alleges, “This lawsuit challenges one of the most anti-competitive acquisitions in history”— the merger of T-Mobile US, Inc. and Sprint Corporation. According to the complaint, T-Mobile has arbitration clauses that shield it from lawsuits from its own customers. This class action is brought by two AT&T customers who  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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John Deere Monopoly on Repair Market Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Co. is the largest seller of agricultural equipment in the US. But the complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that Deere has monopolized the market for repair services for the machinery it sells. It does this, the complaint alleges, by refusing to make available the software and tools necessary to complete repairs  Read more

Antitrust
Tying Arrangement, Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Repair or Servicing, Antitrust
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Fanatics and Major League Baseball Antitrust Conspiracy Class Action

This antitrust class action, about the licensed merchandise of major league baseball teams, echoes another about the licensed merchandise of NFL football teams. The defendants here are the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (or Major League Baseball) (MLB), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the major league teams, and Fanatics, Inc. It contends that they  Read more

Antitrust
Sports, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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John Deere Equipment Repair Monopoly Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business as John Deere, is known for its agricultural equipment. But according to the complaint for this antitrust class action, the company has monopolized a different market, the market for repairs of its equipment (DRS market). Although in earlier days, owners and independent repair shops could make repairs, the complaint  Read more

Antitrust
Tying Arrangement, Repair or Servicing, Antitrust
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Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade Merger Antitrust Class Action

In October 2020, the Charles Schwab Corporation merged with TD Ameritrade. This antitrust class action alleges that the resulting brokerage company “has created an unprecedented market concentration in which the merged entity has captured and maintained fully half of the retail order flow in the United States” and “has substantially decreased competition[.]” But retail investors  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Brokerage, Antitrust
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NFL and Fanatics Licensed Merchandise Antitrust Class Action

National Football League Properties, LLC (NFLP) can bestow valuable licenses on companies that want to sell football-fan merchandise. This class action brings suit against NFLP, the National Football League (NFL), a long list of NFL teams, and one merchandizer, Fanatics, Inc., alleging they have violated antitrust laws in limiting the ability of other companies to  Read more

Antitrust
Sports, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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Skyline Anticompetitive Employment Agreements California Class Action

This class action brings suit against Skyline Capital Builders, LLC and Skyline Construction Enterprises, Inc., primarily for anticompetitive actions and unfair competition. According to the complaint, Skyline is an investor in commercial real estate and construction services firms and was “search[ing] for a foothold in the local San Diego construction market.” The complaint alleges, among  Read more

Antitrust
Unfair Competition, No-Poach Agreements, Anticompetitive Actions