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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
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John Deere Monopoly on Repair Services Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Company, which does business as John Deere, makes agricultural equipment. This antitrust class action concerns what the complaint alleges is a monopoly on the repair services for this equipment. According to the complaint, the computerized engine control units (ECUs) now built into the equipment require specific tools and software that Deere has not  Read more

Antitrust
Tying Arrangement, Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Monopoly, Antitrust
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John Deere Monopoly on Repairs for Its Equipment Class Action

This antitrust class action alleges that Deere & Company, which does business as John Deere, has acquired a monopoly on repairs of its agricultural equipment. The computerized engine control units (ECUs) built into the equipment, the complaint alleges require specific tools and software that Deere has not made accessible to independent repair shops or owners  Read more

Antitrust
Repair or Servicing, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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John Deere Monopoly on Repair of Equipment Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business as John Deere, makes tractors, combines, and other agricultural equipment that often now contain engine control units, or ECUs. In former times, farmers could repair their equipment themselves, or take it to other parties for repair. But the complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that Deere has deliberately  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Repair or Servicing, Antitrust
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John Deere Equipment with ECUs Monopoly on Repairs Class Action

This antitrust class action claims to be brought on behalf of those who bought repair services for John Deere equipment that contained engine control units (ECUs). It alleges that Deere and Co. has formed a monopoly on such services with affiliated dealership and technicians for the repair of Deere tractors, combines, and other heavy equipment,  Read more

Antitrust
Repair or Servicing, Machinery or Equipment, Antitrust
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Fanatics Anticompetitive Actions with NFL Merchandise Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against the National Football League, Inc., its affiliates, its teams, and Fanatics, Inc., alleging that they conspired to dominate online retail sales of NFL-licensed goods, such as t-shirts, hats, glasses, and other licensed merchandise. The complaint claims that, because of the conspiracy, consumers who bought the merchandise had to  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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Aerospace Companies’ No-Poach Agreements Suppressed Pay Antitrust Class Action

This is one of a number of recent antitrust class actions against Raytheon Corporation, its Pratt & Whitney division (P&W), and their outsourcing suppliers, alleging the companies conspired not to hire each other’s skilled aerospace employees. The complaint alleges that such no-poach agreements repress competition, hold down wages, and are illegal under antitrust laws. The  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
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Top Universities Conspiracy to Reduce Financial Aid Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action is aimed at an unusual target: sixteen elite universities, including Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Georgetown, and Yale, which the complaint calls “gatekeepers to the American Dream.” It alleges that the schools “have participated in a price-fixing cartel” that “has artificially inflated the net price of attendance for students receiving financial aid.”  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Education, Antitrust
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Pratt & Whitney and Outsourcers No-Poach Agreements Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action alleges that a major aerospace company and a number of its outsourcing companies “conspired to restrain competition and reduce compensation for engineers and other skilled workers.” The companies did this, the complaint claims, through no-poach agreements, in which they agreed not to hire each other’s skilled employees.  Read more

Antitrust
Wage Suppression, No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust