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Apple Monopsony for Developers in the Apple App Store Class Action

This antitrust class action alleges that, in the area of game apps, Apple is a massive “monopsony” and “[p]laintiffs and the proposed class members are largely small startups who break their back[s] on Apple’s terms to produce free apps consumed by billions.” Apple, it says, underpays app makers, illegally rejects some of their work, charges  Read more

Valve Corp. Steam Platform Games Anticompetitive Actions Class Action

“Valve Corporation’s Steam platform is the dominant platform for game developers to distribute and sell PC games in the United States[,]” says the first line of the complaint for this class action. But what enables it to keep that dominant position? The complaint alleges that it’s not better pricing or other fair means, but anticompetitive  Read more

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Align Technology Anticompetitive Actions for Aligners, Scanners Class Action

Dental aligners are a plastic, less-visible form of braces. They are also popular because they can be removed for short periods, for eating and toothbrushing. This class action brings suit against Align Technology, Inc. for anti-competitive actions and monopoly of the aligner and scanning markets.  Read more

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Sutter Health Anti-Competitive Actions Settlement

Sutter Health is paying $575 million to settle a combined case, consisting of a class action and lawsuit filed by the California Attorney General. The combined suit alleged that the Sutter and some of its affiliates, such as Sutter Bay Hospitals and Sutter Valley Medical Foundation, violated California’s antitrust law and its Unfair Competition law,  Read more

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Settlement

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and settling individual Blue plans have come to a $2.67 billion agreement to settle class actions alleging that Blue Cross Blue Shield companies agreed not to compete with each other and to limit competition among themselves in sales and administration of health insurance. The complaints alleged that the companies violated  Read more

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National Association of Realtors Anti-Competitive Rules Class Action

This class action involves the National Association of Realtors (NAR), The San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR), Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR), and a number of other real-estate-related entities. The complaint alleges that these entities have engaged in anti-competitive conduct that has resulted in “artificially inflated commissions” and higher prices paid by home  Read more

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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

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