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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
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Google Anticompetitive Actions and Agreement with Facebook Antitrust Class Action

Google, LLC has become overwhelmingly powerful in the online advertising market. It has achieved this, says the complaint for this antitrust class action, through “control over the overwhelming amount of advertising sold on its advertising exchange…” and now takes anticompetitive action to prevent competition—in particular, the complaint says, through an agreement with its biggest potential  Read more

Antitrust
Blocking Competition, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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GameStop Short Sellers Conspiracy to Stop Retail Buyers Antitrust Class Action

What was all that about GameStop trades? This antitrust class action centers on that story, bringing suit on behalf of small retail investors against a long list of defendants—brokerages, funds, and clearinghouses—with familiar names, such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, E*Trade, Robinhood, TD Ameritrade, and Charles Schwab. The complaint alleges that individual investors “were stripped  Read more

News, Antitrust
Securities, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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National Association of Realtors Buyer’s Agent Antitrust Class Action

An antitrust case against realtors? The complaint for this class action claims that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has combined with a number of broker companies, such as Realogy Holdings Corp., Re/Max, LLC, and Keller Williams Realty, Inc., to monopolize their market. They do this, the complaint says, by requiring adherence to NAR’s “rules,  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
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Amazon Anticompetitive Agreements and E-Book Prices Class Action

According to one source, Amazon.com, Inc. accounts for more than 75% of the e-books sold in the US as of September 2020. The complaint in this antitrust class action alleges that Amazon has used its dominant position to restrain price competition in the “trade book” digital book market. Trade books include fiction and nonfiction for  Read more

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

Antitrust
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

Antitrust
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

Antitrust
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

Antitrust
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

Antitrust
Monopoly, Antitrust