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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

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TK Holdings Direct Purchasers of Safety Systems Antitrust Settlement

This settlement is part of the ongoing massive Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, this time involving the former TK Holdings, Inc., now in bankruptcy and settling as the TK Holdings Trust. The complaint alleged that the defendants in this case conspired to suppress and eliminate competition for occupant safety systems sold to direct purchasers in the  Read more

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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

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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

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NFL and Fanatics Licensed Merchandise Antitrust Class Action

National Football League Properties, LLC (NFLP) can bestow valuable licenses on companies that want to sell football-fan merchandise. This class action brings suit against NFLP, the National Football League (NFL), a long list of NFL teams, and one merchandizer, Fanatics, Inc., alleging they have violated antitrust laws in limiting the ability of other companies to  Read more

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Skyline Anticompetitive Employment Agreements California Class Action

This class action brings suit against Skyline Capital Builders, LLC and Skyline Construction Enterprises, Inc., primarily for anticompetitive actions and unfair competition. According to the complaint, Skyline is an investor in commercial real estate and construction services firms and was “search[ing] for a foothold in the local San Diego construction market.” The complaint alleges, among  Read more

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John Deere Monopoly on Repairs for Its Equipment Class Action

This antitrust class action alleges that Deere & Company, which does business as John Deere, has acquired a monopoly on repairs of its agricultural equipment. The computerized engine control units (ECUs) built into the equipment, the complaint alleges require specific tools and software that Deere has not made accessible to independent repair shops or owners  Read more

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Holiday Inn Unfair Franchising Requirements New Mexico Class Action

This class action brings suit against two hotel-related entities, Six Continents Hotels, Inc., which does business as Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Holiday Hospitality Franchising, LLC (HHF), concerning unfair franchising requirements. The complaint alleges that the franchising arrangements impose onerous and unnecessary requirements on franchisees that are designed not to improve the business but to  Read more

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Fanatics Anticompetitive Actions with NFL Merchandise Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against the National Football League, Inc., its affiliates, its teams, and Fanatics, Inc., alleging that they conspired to dominate online retail sales of NFL-licensed goods, such as t-shirts, hats, glasses, and other licensed merchandise. The complaint claims that, because of the conspiracy, consumers who bought the merchandise had to  Read more

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Apple Small App Developer Settlement

Apple has established a $100,000,000 fund to provide assistance to app developers as part of this settlement in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. It has also agreed to changes in the terms of its business arrangements with app developers. The complaint alleged that Apple had a monopoly on iOS apps and in-app product distribution  Read more

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