Torrance Refinery After Explosion

SK Energy, Vitol Anticompetitive Acts on California Gasoline Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, a 2015 explosion at a Torrance, California refinery provided an opportunity for several companies to manipulate the gasoline market in that state, resulting in higher prices at the pump. The complaint names SK Energy Americas, Inc., SK Trading International Co., Ltd., and Vitol, Inc. as defendants. While  Read more

Antitrust
Price Manipulation, Energy, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
Torrance Refinery After Explosion

SK Energy, Vitol Manipulation of Gas Prices California Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, a gasoline refinery explosion in Torrance, California, and the market disruption it caused, provided an opportunity for collusion scheme and higher prices in the gasoline market. The complaint alleges that various types of anticompetitive behavior resulted in higher prices for regular and premium gasoline in California, causing  Read more

Antitrust
Price Manipulation, Energy, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
Raw Beef Roast with Slices Cut from It

Conspiracy to Constrain Supply of Beef Antitrust Class Action

When a particular product is scarce, its price rises. The complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that a number of beef companies have conspired to constrain beef supplies in the US in order to artificially inflate prices for direct purchasers. The case has been filed on behalf of parties who purchase meat directly from  Read more

Antitrust
Constraining of Supply, Antitrust
Young Woman in Jean Jacket with Black Nail Polish Holding E-Cigarette

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
Antitrust, Allocating Customers or Markets
Delta Dental Name and Logo

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
Antitrust, Allocation of Customers Territories or the Like
Stars in Night Sky

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

Antitrust
Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust, Allocating Customers or Markets
Arch Representing Poor to Excellent Credit Scores

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

Antitrust
Credit Reports, Antitrust
Cengage Learning Logo

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

Antitrust
Textbooks, Education, Antitrust
Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

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

Antitrust
Telescopes, Division of Market Between Companies, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
Bottle of Lipitor Surrounded by Pills

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

Antitrust
Pharmaceuticals, Drugs and Generics, Antitrust