A Flock of Broiler Chickens

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

Wage Suppression, No-Poach Agreements, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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Pinergy MLS Anticompetitive Buyer-Broker Commission Rules Class Action

MLS Property Information Network, Inc. (MLS PIN) owns Pinergy, said by some to be the seventh-largest multiple listing service (MLS) in the US, serving 41,000 real estate professionals in licensed in New England and New York. The complaint for this class action alleges that MLS PIN has engaged in anticompetitive behavior because home sellers must  Read more

Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust

Google Monopoly on Android Mobile Apps Antitrust Class Action

Antitrust class actions are intended to keep consumers from paying excessive prices for goods or services as a result of monopolistic or tight control of specific markets. This case alleges that Google, LLC and its parent company, Alphabet, Inc. have taken actions to discourage competition in the market for Android mobile applications.  Read more

Delaying Entry of Others into Market, Antitrust
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AstraZeneca Seroquel XR Generic Delay Antitrust Class Action

A number of antitrust class actions in recent years have centered on covert agreements between a company with a popular and lucrative drug and one or more other companies who may wish to put out a generic version. In this antitrust class action, the complaint claims that AstraZeneca companies entered into agreements with Handa Pharmaceuticals,  Read more

Pharmaceuticals, Keeping Generics Off the Market, Antitrust
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Apple Anticompetitive Acts in iOS Subscription Gaming Class Action

Video games are projected to generate $159.3 billion in revenue in 2020. Some mobile games are purchased by subscription, allowing customers to use them on multiple devices, and even to save progress in a given game across devices. The complaint for this class action alleges that Apple, Inc., “the largest company by market capitalization in  Read more

Monopoly, Antitrust
A Flock of Broiler Chickens

Suppression of Chicken Broiler Grower Compensation Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit on behalf of broiler chicken growers, against a number of companies under the names of Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride, Perdue, Koch, and Sanderson Farms. The complaint alleges that these “vertically-integrated” companies, which operate broiler processing plants, engaged in anticompetitive behavior in the US domestic market to fix grower compensation “below  Read more

Broiler Chickens, Antitrust
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Textbook Publishers, Retailers Inclusive Access Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this class action brings suit against textbook publishers and campus book retailers, alleging that their Inclusive Access program amounts to a conspiracy to limit competition and keep textbook prices high. The three publisher defendants include Cengage Learning, Inc., McGraw Hill, LLC, and Pearson Education, Inc. The three retailer defendants are Barnes &  Read more

Textbooks, Education, Antitrust
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Synta, Ningbo Sunny Consumer Telescope Antitrust Class Action

This is one of a number of antitrust class actions brought against makers and distributors of consumer telescopes in the US, Canada, Taiwan, and China. The complaint for this class action alleges that two companies were affiliates of each other rather than competitors, and that these companies, along with a number of others, colluded to  Read more

Unfair Competition, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust, Allocation of Customers Territories or the Like
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Vega Capital London Manipulation of WTI Oil Futures Contracts Class Action

On April 20, 2020, on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the price of the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) light sweet crude oil futures contracts to expire in May were trading at negative $37.63 a barrel—meaning that sellers had to pay buyers to take the oil off their hands. The complaint for this class action  Read more

Securities, Antitrust
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Bystolic Drug Companies Noncompete Agreements Antitrust Class Action

When it’s time for a “blockbuster” drug’s patent to expire, makers of generics are normally in a hurry to create their own versions. However, the complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that those involved with the drug Bystolic entered into noncompete agreements with potential competitors, to delay the entry of generics into the market.  Read more

Keeping Generics Off the Market, Drugs and Generics, Antitrust