Jiffy Lube Shop

Jiffy Lube Anticompetitive No-Poach Franchise Provisions Class Action

Jiffy Lube has more than 2,000 shops across the US, and the complaint for this class action claims that it has no-poach provisions in its standard franchise agreements. The complaint alleges that wages at Jiffy Lube shops are low and that the no-poach provisions are part of the reason.   Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
Burger King Meal with Burger, Fries, and Drink

Burger King “No-Poach” Agreements Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Burger King franchises are required to agree to no-poach agreements and that these agreements are anticompetitive and illegal and keep worker wages down.  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
Ranbaxy Building in India

Ranbaxy Labs Generic Drug Applications Antitrust and RICO Class Action

When the patent on a drug expires, another company may make a generic version of it. But even these generics must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The complaint for this class action claims that Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited and its associates engaged in dishonest behavior in rushing generic applications to the FDA  Read more

Antitrust
RICO laws, Antitrust
Burger King Rodeo King Burger

Burger King Antitrust No-Poach Agreements Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Burger King’s franchise agreement contains an anticompetitive clause that prevents one Burger King franchise from hiring or soliciting employees from another Burger King franchise or from hiring employees who have worked at another franchise in the past six months. The complaint claims that this no-poach agreement is  Read more

Antitrust
Antitrust
Hearst Communications Logo

Hearst, Sinclair, Other Broadcasters Local Advertising Rates Antitrust Class Action

Online media sites, such as Facebook and Google, have captured a great deal of advertising revenue that once went to television broadcasters. Broadcast audiences are also older than they used to be, as young people spend more time online and with cable television. The complaint for this class action claims that a number of broadcasters  Read more

Antitrust
Antitrust
Eversource Energy Logo

Eversource Energy and Avangrid Electricity Price-Fixing Class Action

Eversource Energy and Avangrid, Inc. are energy suppliers in New England. The complaint for this class action alleges that the two companies engaged in a conspiracy to raise the price of electricity for wholesale buyers—interestingly, by manipulating the price of natural gas.  Read more

Antitrust
Energy, Collusion & Price Fixing, Antitrust
Crowd of Pigs

Agri Stats and Pork Producers Price-Fixing Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that producers of pork conspired to raise prices on their products since at least 2009, with the help of an industry data-sharing serving called Agri Stats, Inc. Pork products include pig meat (fresh or frozen), smoked ham, sausage, and bacon.  Read more

Antitrust
Antitrust, Agriculture
Covestro Plant

Makers of MDI and TDI Foam Ingredients Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that an anticompetitive conspiracy has existed in the US to raise the price of MDIs and TDIs, which are precursor ingredients for foam and related products, since at least January 1, 2016.  Read more

Antitrust
Collusion & Price Fixing, Antitrust
Micron DRAM

Micron, Samsung, and Hynix DRAM Price Inflation Antitrust Class Action

When a handful of companies control 95% of a market, it is much easier to make anticompetitive arrangements. That has been the situation in the DRAM market, and the complaint for this class action claims that makers of DRAM components did in fact conspire to fix and inflate prices, causing price rises of, on average,  Read more

Antitrust
Antitrust
Three Pieces of Raw Pork

Pork Producers Anticompetitive Conspiracy Class Action

The complaint for this class action details what it alleges is an anticompetitive conspiracy among the principal pork producers and a provider of statistics that has allowed them to raise pork prices since 2009. The complaint claims that the conspiracy violates federal antitrust laws.  Read more

Antitrust
Antitrust