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Syngenta, Corteva “Loyalty Programs” Restrict Competition Class Action

This antitrust class action bring suit against Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Syngenta Corporation, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, and Corteva, Inc., alleging that they have instituted “loyalty programs” for distributors of their pesticides containing certain ingredients. The complaint alleges that the real purpose and effect of these loyalty programs is to restrict the sale of competing  Read more

Antitrust
Keeping Generics Off the Market, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions, Agriculture
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Syngenta, Corteva Anticompetitive “Loyalty Programs” Class Action

The pesticide industry is similar to the pharmaceutical industry in a number of ways, says the complaint for this class action: Both rely on patent protections, both have safety requirements, and in both, generics enter the market after patents have expired. But the complaint brings suit against pesticide companies Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Syngenta Corporation,  Read more

Antitrust
Keeping Generics Off the Market, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions, Agriculture
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Deere Agricultural Equipment Monopoly on Repair Services Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business a John Deere, now makes its agricultural equipment with onboard computers known as engine control units (ECUs). While farmers and other owners of Deere equipment have traditionally done their own repairs, the complaint for this class action alleges that the ECUs require the use of software and repair tools  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Repair or Servicing, Monopoly, Antitrust
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Dairy Farmers of America Milk Monopsony Class Action

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) is a nonprofit organization that supposedly benefits its members, the dairy farmers who produce raw Grade A milk in the northeast. But the complaint for this class action argues that it is instead a monopsony that works toward its own benefit and leaves its members operating on very thin  Read more

Antitrust
Price fixing, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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Uber and Lyft Drivers No Independence and No Protections California Class Action

The complaint for this class action calls Uber Technologies, Inc. and Lyft, Inc. “a powerful duopoly” in control of the rideshare industry. The central issue: their extensive control, and whether drivers are independent contractors (as Uber and Lyft claim), who should therefore be able to set their own prices and make other independent decisions, or  Read more

Antitrust
Vertical Price Restraints, Unfair Competition, Price fixing
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Amazon Anticompetitive Minimum Margin Agreements Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against Amazon.com, Inc., alleging that it uses minimum margin agreements (MMAs) to keep other online retailers from providing the same products Amazon sells at lower prices. The complaint alleges that the MMAs are a form of price fixing, because they set minimum retail prices for goods, restrain Amazon’s competitors,  Read more

Antitrust
Risk Shifted to Supplier, Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Antitrust
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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this antitrust class action alleges, “This lawsuit challenges one of the most anti-competitive acquisitions in history”— the merger of T-Mobile US, Inc. and Sprint Corporation. According to the complaint, T-Mobile has arbitration clauses that shield it from lawsuits from its own customers. This class action is brought by two AT&T customers who  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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John Deere Monopoly on Repair Market Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Co. is the largest seller of agricultural equipment in the US. But the complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that Deere has monopolized the market for repair services for the machinery it sells. It does this, the complaint alleges, by refusing to make available the software and tools necessary to complete repairs  Read more

Antitrust
Tying Arrangement, Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Repair or Servicing, Antitrust
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Fanatics and Major League Baseball Antitrust Conspiracy Class Action

This antitrust class action, about the licensed merchandise of major league baseball teams, echoes another about the licensed merchandise of NFL football teams. The defendants here are the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (or Major League Baseball) (MLB), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the major league teams, and Fanatics, Inc. It contends that they  Read more

Antitrust
Sports, Antitrust, Anticompetitive Actions
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John Deere Equipment Repair Monopoly Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business as John Deere, is known for its agricultural equipment. But according to the complaint for this antitrust class action, the company has monopolized a different market, the market for repairs of its equipment (DRS market). Although in earlier days, owners and independent repair shops could make repairs, the complaint  Read more

Antitrust
Tying Arrangement, Repair or Servicing, Antitrust