Box for Humira and Humira Pen

AbbVie Suppressed Competition for Humira Biosimilars Antitrust Class Action

Humira is the best-selling drug in the US, which means significant profits for its makers AbbVie, Inc. and AbbVie Biotechnology, Ltd. The complaint for this class action alleges that the companies sought to keep their monopoly on the drug by unfair methods, even after its patent has expired, by bogus patents and deals with would-be  Read more

Antitrust
Pharmaceuticals, Antitrust
Caustic Soda Flakes

Caustic Soda Makers Anticompetitive Actions Class Action

How do you raise prices for a substance in a market with low margins, declining prices, and an oversupply—like the one for caustic soda a few years ago? According to the complaint for this antitrust class action, some makers decided to take concerted, anticompetitive measures, from the fourth quarter of 2015 to the present.  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Price Manipulation, Collusion and Price Fixing, Antitrust
Person Putting Invisalign Aligner on Teeth

Align Technologies Invisalign and iTero Scanner Antitrust Class Action

This class action is an antitrust case against Align Technology, Inc. concerning its aligners and scanners used to straighten teeth in dental and orthodontic practices. The complaint alleges that Align has used its aligners and scanners to solidify its hold on both markets and block competitors from succeeding in those markets.  Read more

Antitrust
Antitrust
Company Cars Lined Up in Lot at CIS

Critical Intervention, KKP Antitrust Security Guard Class Action

Can two companies, a law firm, and a few individuals restrain trade in the security guard industry in a state? The complaint for this class action alleges that Critical Intervention Services, Inc. (CIS), the KPP Security Group (KPP), the Solomon Law Group, PA, and four people did exactly that. It alleges that the companies “entered  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
General Electric Gas Anesthesia Machine

General Electric Servicing of Gas Anesthesia Machines Antitrust Class Action

This complaint alleges General Electric and subsidiaries have conspired to block competition for the servicing of GE’s gas anesthesia machines. It brings suit under the Sherman antitrust laws—not on behalf of the those so blocked, but on behalf of those who must pay higher prices to have their machines serviced.  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Antitrust
General Electric Gas Anesthesia Machine

General Electric Servicing of Gas Anesthesia Machines Antitrust Class Action

This complaint alleges General Electric and subsidiaries have conspired to block competition for the servicing of GE’s gas anesthesia machines. It brings suit under the Sherman antitrust laws—not on behalf of the those so blocked, but on behalf of those who must pay higher prices to have their machines serviced.  Read more

Antitrust
Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices, Antitrust
Different Kinds of Viega Press Pipe Fittings

Viega Pipe Press Fittings Antitrust Class Action

Can a single company enforce a monopoly in a market, even if other manufacturers sell similar goods at lower prices? The complaint for this class action alleges that Viega, LLC used its exclusive position with one kind of pipe fitting to prevent customers from buying other kinds from competitors.   Read more

Antitrust
Antitrust
Example of Bond Certificate

Major Securities Dealers Fixing of Spread for GSE Bonds Antitrust Class Action

At times, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) issue bonds to fund what the complaint for this class action calls “economic and public policy mandates.” The complaint for this class action claims that dealers in these bonds conspired to fix their prices in a way that would earn the dealers more money, in violation of antitrust laws.  Read more

Antitrust
Securities, Price Manipulation, Antitrust
H&R Block Logo

H&R Block No-Poach Agreements Antitrust Class Action

H&R Block has over 10,000 of its own offices, in the US and elsewhere, plus 3,300 franchises across the US. The complaint for this class action alleges that the company does not permit its various corporate-owned offices and franchises to compete with each other for employees. Such no-poach agreements violate antitrust laws.   Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
Arby's Sandwich with Meat and Cheese on a Bum

Arby’s No-Poach Franchise Agreements in Colorado Class Action

This is another among many antitrust class actions being brought against fast food companies for the no-poach clauses in their franchise agreements. As in other cases, the complaint alleges that the clauses are anticompetitive and keep wages low.  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust