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DRAM Manufacturers Collude to Raise Prices Antitrust Class Action

This class action concerns allegations of an antitrust conspiracy between makers of DRAM. DRAM—dynamic random access memory—is a form of semiconductor memory. It is used in personal computers, network servers, cell phones, tablets, televisions, cameras, and in industrial applications. The complaint alleges that companies in the Micron, Samsung, and SK Hynix families entered into a  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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Card-Shufflers and Allegedly Fraudulent Patents Antitrust Class Action

This complaint makes antitrust allegations against three related companies—Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), Bally Technologies, Inc. (BTI), and Bally Gaming, Inc. (BGI, formerly SHFL Entertainment or Shuffle Master). The companies make automatic card shufflers, and the complaint asserts they “procured patents by fraud and then asserted those patents in sham lawsuits against competitors,” to exclude other  Read more

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Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation Settlement

Two additional settlements have been achieved in a lawsuit of consolidated antitrust actions on behalf of direct purchasers of broiler chickens alleging restraint of trade. The complaints alleged that a group of companies conspired to suppress competition and fix or raise the price of broiler chickens, allowing them to charge high prices for broiler chickens  Read more

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Automotive Parts Bearings Antitrust Litigation

This settlement resolves a portion of a very large antitrust litigation against makers of automotive parts, dealing with those who manufactured bearings for automotive and industrial use. The settling defendants include a group of parts makers that include companies in the JTEKT, Nachi, NSK, NTN, and SKF groups. The class action was brought on behalf  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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Power Window Switches Direct Purchasers Litigation

Nidec Mobility Corporation, formerly known as Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. (NMOJ), Toyo Denso Co., Ltd., and Weastec, Inc. are settling a portion of a very large automotive parts antitrust litigation for power window switches, which raise or lower vehicle windows. The complaint alleged that NMOJ and other makers of the switches conspired to raise  Read more

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Fuel Senders Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation

Yazaki Corporation, Denso Korea Corporation, and two groups of related companies have agreed to settle antitrust class actions alleging they conspired to raise or fix prices, rig bids, and allocate the market for direct purchases of fuel senders sold in the US. The complaint alleged that the companies’ conduct violated antitrust laws and caused purchasers  Read more

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