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Card-Shufflers and Allegedly Fraudulent Patents Antitrust Class Action

This complaint makes antitrust allegations against three related companies—Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), Bally Technologies, Inc. (BTI), and Bally Gaming, Inc. (BGI, formerly SHFL Entertainment or Shuffle Master). The companies make automatic card shufflers, and the complaint asserts they “procured patents by fraud and then asserted those patents in sham lawsuits against competitors,” to exclude other  Read more

Antitrust
Patent Litigation, Gambling or Gambling Games, Antitrust
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National Association of Realtors Anti-Competitive Rules Class Action

This class action involves the National Association of Realtors (NAR), The San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR), Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR), and a number of other real-estate-related entities. The complaint alleges that these entities have engaged in anti-competitive conduct that has resulted in “artificially inflated commissions” and higher prices paid by home  Read more

Antitrust
Real Estate, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
Geisinger Medical Center

Geisinger, Evangelical Community No-Poach Agreement Class Action

This class action takes issue with a no-poach agreement allegedly made between Geisinger Health and Evangelical Community Hospital in central Pennsylvania. The complaint alleges that the no-poach agreement reduced competition for healthcare workers in the area and suppressed mobility and wages in that market.  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
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Facebook and Google Secret Advertising Agreement Antitrust Class Action

Digital advertising is big business now, expected to total $198 billion in 2021. The complaint for this antitrust class action brings suit against Facebook, Inc. and Google, LLC (along with its parent company, Alphabet, Inc.), saying that the two should be vigorous competitors for advertising yet claiming that they are not. The case centers on  Read more

Antitrust
Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
Field of Growing Crops

Crop Input Makers, Wholesalers, and Retailers Antitrust Class Action

“Crop inputs” include both seeds and crop protection products, such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. This antitrust class action brings suit against a group of manufacturer defendants—Bayer CropScience, Inc., Corteva, Inc., Syngenta Corporation, and BASF Corporation—and two other groups of wholesaler and retailer defendants, alleging the companies “have established a secretive distribution process that keeps  Read more

Antitrust
Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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Google Anticompetitive Actions and Agreement with Facebook Antitrust Class Action

Google, LLC has become overwhelmingly powerful in the online advertising market. It has achieved this, says the complaint for this antitrust class action, through “control over the overwhelming amount of advertising sold on its advertising exchange…” and now takes anticompetitive action to prevent competition—in particular, the complaint says, through an agreement with its biggest potential  Read more

Antitrust
Blocking Competition, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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GameStop Short Sellers Conspiracy to Stop Retail Buyers Antitrust Class Action

What was all that about GameStop trades? This antitrust class action centers on that story, bringing suit on behalf of small retail investors against a long list of defendants—brokerages, funds, and clearinghouses—with familiar names, such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, E*Trade, Robinhood, TD Ameritrade, and Charles Schwab. The complaint alleges that individual investors “were stripped  Read more

News, Antitrust
Securities, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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National Association of Realtors Buyer’s Agent Antitrust Class Action

An antitrust case against realtors? The complaint for this class action claims that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has combined with a number of broker companies, such as Realogy Holdings Corp., Re/Max, LLC, and Keller Williams Realty, Inc., to monopolize their market. They do this, the complaint says, by requiring adherence to NAR’s “rules,  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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Amazon Anticompetitive Agreements and E-Book Prices Class Action

According to one source, Amazon.com, Inc. accounts for more than 75% of the e-books sold in the US as of September 2020. The complaint in this antitrust class action alleges that Amazon has used its dominant position to restrain price competition in the “trade book” digital book market. Trade books include fiction and nonfiction for  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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Broiler Chicken Integrators Grow-Out Services Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust and unfair competition class action brings suit against eleven “vertically-integrated” broiler chicken grower companies under the Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride, Perdue, Koch, and Sanderson Farms names. The complaint describes these companies as a cartel that has, since at least 2008, conspiring so as “not to compete for Broiler Grow-Out Services, with the purpose and  Read more

Antitrust
Wage Suppression, No-Poach Agreements, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust