Two Bottles of Namenda

Forest Laboratories Namenda Alzheimer’s Drug Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action alleges that Forest Laboratories, LLC attempted to retain its monopoly on its $1.5 billion-per-year drug, Namenda IR by preventing less expensive generics from coming to market. Namenda IR is prescribed to treat moderate to severe dementia in Alzheimer’s patients. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003.  Read more

Antitrust
Drugs and Generics, Antitrust
Gilead Tag on Lab Coat

Gilead and Others HIV Drug Anticompetitive Agreements Class Action

Anticompetitive efforts in the field of pharmaceuticals have become more sophisticated in recent years. This antitrust class action concerns combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) regimen drugs used by patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a condition that can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and death. The complaint alleges that a number of companies have conspired  Read more

Antitrust
Pharmaceuticals, Antitrust
Sign Saying, "Price Reduced. Foreclosure. Bank Owned."

The Estates Suppression of Foreclosure Bids North Carolina Class Action

This class action brings an antitrust suit against The Estates, LLC, and other associated groups for alleged bid-rigging among those who bid on foreclosed homes. The plaintiffs are former homeowners who claim to have been paid less for their properties because of the Estates rules that limit bidding by members.   Read more

Antitrust
Bid-Rigging, Antitrust
Hard Disk Drive with Triangular Suspension Assembly at Center of Image

HDD Suspension Assemblies Indirect Purchasers Antitrust Class Action

This is one of a number of antitrust class actions against companies that make hard disk drive (HDD) suspension assemblies sold in the US. The complaint alleges that the companies conspired to eliminate competition, fix prices, and allocate markets and it brings suit on behalf of indirect purchasers of the products.  Read more

Antitrust
Electronic Parts Components and Systems, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
Santarus Glumetza Label

Glumetza Diabetes Drug Antitrust Conspiracy Class Action

What’s a fair price for a thirty-day supply of the extended-release diabetes medicine Glumetza—generic name metformin? Is it $55 or $2,200? The complaint for this class action alleges that a number of companies conspired to limit the entry of generic versions of Glumetza to the market. The defendants in this antitrust suit are Bausch Health  Read more

Antitrust
Pharmaceuticals, Inflated Drug Prices, Drugs and Generics, Antitrust
Hard Disk Drive with Triangular Suspension Assembly at Center of Image

Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies Antitrust Class Action

Hard disk drives (HDDs) use a component called an HDD suspension assembly. The complaint for this class action alleges that a long list of HDD suspension assembly makers and suppliers conspired to fix prices and allocate markets for those components. The defendants include NHK Spring Co. Ltd.; NHK International Corporation; NAT Peripheral (Hong Kong) Co.,  Read more

Antitrust
Electronic Parts Components and Systems, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assembly in Position Over Hard Disk

Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assembly Companies Antitrust Class Action

Hard disk drive (HDD) suspension assemblies are components of hard disk assemblies. The complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that an international group of companies who makes these components entered into anticompetitive conspiracy to raise prices and allot market shares for their products. The complaint charges that the members include Headway Technologies, Inc., Hutchinson  Read more

Antitrust
Electronic Parts Components and Systems, Antitrust
McDonald's Sign with the Golden Arches Above

McDonald’s No Poaching of Employees Antitrust Class Action

This class action is another antitrust lawsuit brought because of a fast food company’s “no-poach” policy of refusing to let franchisees compete for each other’s workers. The defendants this time are McDonald’s USA, LLC and McDonald’s Corporation.  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
H&R Block Logo

H&R Block No Poaching of Employees Agreements Antitrust Class Action

Agreements in which employers or franchises agree not to hire each other’s workers are known as no-poach agreements. They are common, but they are also not legal, because they violate antitrust laws by restraining competition for workers. Lately, fast-food franchises have been targeted by class actions for their no-poach agreements. This class action bring suit  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
Zytiga Box and Bottle

Zytiga and Prednisone Invalid Patent Antitrust Class Action

Patents are a tricky topic. They take years to acquire; they expire eventually; and even after they are acquired, they can be declared invalid. The last two points are the concern of this class action against Janssen Biotech, Inc., two other Janssen companies, and partner BTG International Limited. The complaint argues that when the patent  Read more

Antitrust
Pharmaceuticals, Deceptive Business Practices, Antitrust