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Juul and Altria Anticompetitive E-Cigarette Agreement Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against what it calls “horizontal competitors”—Altria Group, Inc., Altria Enterprises, LLC, and Juul Labs, Inc.—to eliminate competition by the Altria companies in the e-cigarette market. According to the complaint, this involved Juul and Altria agreeing that Altria would exit the market in exchange for partial ownership of Juul. The  Read more

Antitrust, Allocating Customers or Markets
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Delta Dental Allocation of Territories Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against Delta Dental Plan Association (DDPA), Delta Dental Insurance Company (DDIC), and a long list of related companies. The complaint alleges that the defendants “are independent companies who have agreed with each other to allocate markets into geographic areas in which they agree not to compete.” According to the  Read more

Antitrust, Allocation of Customers Territories or the Like
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Consumer Telescope Manufacturers Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against a number of companies in the US, Canada, China, and Taiwan, who make and sell telescopes. The complaint alleges that the companies engaged in anticompetitive actions to manipulate prices and allocate markets for telescopes in the US.  Read more

Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust, Allocating Customers or Markets
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Fair Isaac FICO Credit Score Monopoly Antitrust Class Action

Most adults in the US are aware that they have a FICO score, or three-digit credit rating number. The term “FICO” stands for Fair Isaac Corporation, and the complaint for this class action brings this antitrust suit against the company, alleging that the company has engaged in anticompetitive behavior.  Read more

Credit Reports, Antitrust
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College Textbooks Inclusive Access Program Antitrust Class Action

College students spend approximately $1,200 per year on textbooks. This class action alleges that certain publishers and booksellers have entered into a conspiracy to limit choice about where and how students get their textbooks, so that they can tie up college markets and ensure that prices are high. The complaint bring suit against a group  Read more

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

“Since the beginning of time, humans have looked beyond their world into the night sky. But if you love astronomy and want to share your joy with others, you must pay a price—hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal overcharges.” So begins the complaint for this class action against an antitrust conspiracy in telescopes. Defendants  Read more

Telescopes, Division of Market Between Companies, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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Pfizer, Ranbaxy Lipitor Generic Anticompetitive Agreement Class Action

With the high prices of US drugs, a popular medicine can be an enormous moneymaker for a pharmaceutical company. But the patents that give those companies exclusivity have a limited term, after which generics or bioequivalents can come on the market, driving prices downwards. The complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that a number  Read more

Pharmaceuticals, Drugs and Generics, Antitrust
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Luxury Brands No-Poach Agreements at Saks Stores Antitrust Class Action

Saks is known for its department stores throughout the country. In these stores, certain luxury retailers operate “stores-within-stores” (also known as concessions) in which they sell their goods. The complaint alleges that these luxury retailers have violated antitrust laws by agreeing not to hire each other’s employees.  Read more

No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
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Forest Laboratories Namenda Alzheimer’s Drug Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action alleges that Forest Laboratories, LLC attempted to retain its monopoly on its $1.5 billion-per-year drug, Namenda IR by preventing less expensive generics from coming to market. Namenda IR is prescribed to treat moderate to severe dementia in Alzheimer’s patients. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003.  Read more

Drugs and Generics, Antitrust
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Gilead and Others HIV Drug Anticompetitive Agreements Class Action

Anticompetitive efforts in the field of pharmaceuticals have become more sophisticated in recent years. This antitrust class action concerns combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) regimen drugs used by patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a condition that can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and death. The complaint alleges that a number of companies have conspired  Read more

Pharmaceuticals, Antitrust