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Raytheon Sign and Missiles

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
Yale University Campus

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
A Pratt & Whitney Facility Interior

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
Raytheon Name on Side of Building

Pratt & Whitney and Suppliers No-Poach Agreements Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this class action puts its allegations in one compact sentence: “Beginning in 2011 and continuing until at least 2019, six outsourcing firms and a powerful defense contractor entered into an illegal agreement (the ‘No Poach Agreement’) not to hire one another’s aerospace engineers and other skilled workers…” The defense contractor is Raytheon  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions, Aerospace
A Pratt & Whitney Facility Interior

Aerospace, Outsourcing Companies No-Poach Agreements Class Action

In the past, certain fast-food franchising companies have been charged with anticompetitive behavior when they have formed agreements not to hire each other’s employees. In this class action, the no-poach accusations are aimed at aerospace and outsource engineering supply companies. The complaint for this class action alleges these companies suppressed competition and therefore held down  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions, Aerospace
Cell Phone with Google on the Screen

Google Lockbox “Secret Spying” Competition and Privacy Concerns Class Action

Google, LLC has access to a lot of customer data resulting from its control of the Android OS for smartphones. Specifically, the complaint for this class action alleges that Google has “an internal secret program” called Android Lockbox that lets it “spy on Android Smartphone users.” Google, the complaint claims, collects extensive personal data on  Read more

Privacy, Antitrust
Your Privacy, Anticompetitive Actions
Two iPhones

Apple Monopoly of App Market for iPhones, iPods, and iPads Class Action

Apple, Inc.’s iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads have a limitation that its computers don’t: They cannot obtain aftermarket apps from any source except Apple. Apple’s monopoly of this market affects consumers, says the complaint for this antitrust class action, because Apple charges a high 30% fee for apps (including in-app purchases). “Consequently,” the complaint alleges,  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Antitrust
Close-Up of Two EpiPens

Viatris and Mylan Epinephine Antitrust and RICO Violations Virginia Class Action

The complaint for this class action opens with the words, “This case presents one of the most egregious examples of corporate greed and malfeasance in our nation’s history.” It alleges that the companies behind EpiPens have violated antitrust laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act to maintain a monopoly on the epinephrine  Read more

Antitrust
RICO laws, Pharmaceuticals, Antitrust
Close-Up of Two EpiPens

Viatris, Mylan EpiPen Market Antitrust and RICO Violations Class Action

The sharp rise in the cost of EpiPens has been in the news as an example of the astronomical inflation of the cost of drugs. This case brings antitrust claims against Viatris, Inc. (the successor-in-interest to Mylan, NV), Mylan Specialty, LP, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Heather Bresch, alleging that “millions of American relying on this  Read more

Antitrust
Pharmaceuticals, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
Robert Bosch Headquarters in Germany

Bosch Anti-Competitive Actions on Electronic Braking Systems Class Action

The plaintiffs in this antitrust class action are a group of auto dealerships bringing suit against Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch, LLC. The complaint alleges that the companies engaged in a conspiracy to raise or fix prices and allocate the market and customers for electronic braking systems in the US. The complaint refers to  Read more

Antitrust
Collusion and Price Fixing, Brakes, Antitrust, Allocation of Customers Territories or the Like