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
H&R Block Green Square Logo

H&R Block Anticompetitive No-Poach Agreements Class Action

Fast food outlets apparently aren’t the only businesses that put no-poach provisions into their franchise agreements. The complaint for this class action brings this antitrust case claiming that H&R Block, Inc. and H&R Block Tax Services, LLC also engaged in this anticompetitive practice.  Read more

Antitrust
Antitrust
Jen-Weld Door

Masonite and Jen-Weld Interior Molded Door Antitrust Class Action

What’s a doorskin? It’s a part of the most popular type of interior door sold in North America, the interior molded door. The complaint for this class action claims that Masonite Corporation and Jeld-Wen, Inc. violated antitrust laws despite a US Department of Justice (DOJ) effort to avoid this.   Read more

Antitrust
Unfair Competition, Antitrust
Papa John's Pizza

Papa John’s No-Poach Franchise Agreements Antitrust Class Action

Papa John’s is the fourth-largest pizza company in the world, the complaint for this class action says. As such, the complaint alleges, its no-poach agreements are likely to have an anticompetitive effect on the labor market.  Read more

Antitrust
No-Poach Agreements, Antitrust
Swimming Event from 2015 FINA World Championships

FINA Anticompetitive Control over Top-Tier Swimmers Class Action

This antitrust class action takes on the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), or the International Federation of Swimming. The complaint alleges that FINA controls swimmers’ access to participation in the Olympics and uses that control to keep swimmers’ pay low and to prevent any similar organization from entering the market.   Read more

Antitrust
Sports, Antitrust
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