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Natural Gas Colorado Antitrust Settlement

Two companies—e prime Energy Marketing, Inc. and Xcel Energy, Inc.—are settling an antitrust class action alleging they conspired, along with other co-conspirators, to manipulate the price of natural gas in Colorado. The complaint alleged that, because of the conspiracy, commercial and industrial purchasers paid more for natural gas for their own use in Colorado than  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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John Deere Monopoly on Repair Market Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Co. is the largest seller of agricultural equipment in the US. But the complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that Deere has monopolized the market for repair services for the machinery it sells. It does this, the complaint alleges, by refusing to make available the software and tools necessary to complete repairs  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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John Deere Equipment Repair Monopoly Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business as John Deere, is known for its agricultural equipment. But according to the complaint for this antitrust class action, the company has monopolized a different market, the market for repairs of its equipment (DRS market). Although in earlier days, owners and independent repair shops could make repairs, the complaint  Read more

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Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade Merger Antitrust Class Action

In October 2020, the Charles Schwab Corporation merged with TD Ameritrade. This antitrust class action alleges that the resulting brokerage company “has created an unprecedented market concentration in which the merged entity has captured and maintained fully half of the retail order flow in the United States” and “has substantially decreased competition[.]” But retail investors  Read more

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Ranbaxy TPP Generic Nexium, Diovan, and Valcyte Settlement

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. and Ranbaxy, Inc. are settling combined class actions alleging generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy made misrepresentations about both the conditions in its plants and the results of analyses on the integrity of data at the plants. This allowed it to obtain “tentative approval” from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a  Read more

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Flovent, Arnuity Ellipta, Ventolin Inhalers Patents Antitrust Class Action

When patents for name-brand drugs expire and generic versions are allowed to enter the market, drug prices fall for consumers. But this class action alleges that GlaxoSmithKline, PLC (GSK) has managed to keeps its exclusivity and high prices with schemes to avoid competition for its inhalers. The complaint claims that the company has managed to  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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JBS Pork Direct Purchasers Antitrust Litigation Partial Settlement

A partial settlement has been reached with some of the defendants in an antitrust case against pork producers, on behalf of direct purchasers of pork. Smithfield Foods, Inc., JBS USA Food Company, JBS USA Food Company Holdings, and Swift Pork Company have agreed to pay more than $101 million in a case alleging that a  Read more

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