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Growing Sweet Corn

Crop Inputs Antitrust and RICO Class Action

Crop inputs include seeds and the chemicals that protect them, such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. This class action brings suit against four manufacturers, three wholesalers, and a number of retailers alleging violations of antitrust laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The defendants include companies like Bayer CropScience Incorporated, Syngenta Corporation,  Read more

Antitrust
RICO laws, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust, Agriculture

Apple Monopsony for Developers in the Apple App Store Class Action

This antitrust class action alleges that, in the area of game apps, Apple is a massive “monopsony” and “[p]laintiffs and the proposed class members are largely small startups who break their back[s] on Apple’s terms to produce free apps consumed by billions.” Apple, it says, underpays app makers, illegally rejects some of their work, charges  Read more

Antitrust
Monopsony, Monopoly, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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Valve Corp. Steam Platform Games Anticompetitive Actions Class Action

“Valve Corporation’s Steam platform is the dominant platform for game developers to distribute and sell PC games in the United States[,]” says the first line of the complaint for this class action. But what enables it to keep that dominant position? The complaint alleges that it’s not better pricing or other fair means, but anticompetitive  Read more

Antitrust
Electronic Games, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
DRAM

DRAM Manufacturers Collude to Raise Prices Antitrust Class Action

This class action concerns allegations of an antitrust conspiracy between makers of DRAM. DRAM—dynamic random access memory—is a form of semiconductor memory. It is used in personal computers, network servers, cell phones, tablets, televisions, cameras, and in industrial applications. The complaint alleges that companies in the Micron, Samsung, and SK Hynix families entered into a  Read more

Antitrust
Constraining of Supply, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
Mouth with Invisalign Aligner

Align Technology Anticompetitive Actions for Aligners, Scanners Class Action

Dental aligners are a plastic, less-visible form of braces. They are also popular because they can be removed for short periods, for eating and toothbrushing. This class action brings suit against Align Technology, Inc. for anti-competitive actions and monopoly of the aligner and scanning markets.  Read more

Antitrust
Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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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
Home for Sale Sign in Front of Home

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