Turkey Direct Purchaser Antitrust Case Partial Settlement

A number of Tyson companies are settling a class action brought by direct purchasers of turkey products against producers of those products. The settling companies include Tyson Foods, Inc., Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc. and the Hillshire Brands Companies. The complaint alleges that the companies broke antitrust laws by conspiring to fix,  Read more

Flock of Turkeys

Broiler Chickens Consumer Antitrust Litigation Settlement

Additional defendants have agreed to settle their portions of a very large antitrust case against chicken processors in the US. The complaint, brought by end users of chicken products, claims that the processors conspired to fix the price and supply of chicken between January 1, 2009 through July 31, 2019 (for Pilgrim’s, between January 1,  Read more

Package of Tyson Chicken

Bosch Anti-Competitive Actions on Electronic Braking Systems Class Action

The plaintiffs in this antitrust class action are a group of auto dealerships bringing suit against Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch, LLC. The complaint alleges that the companies engaged in a conspiracy to raise or fix prices and allocate the market and customers for electronic braking systems in the US. The complaint refers to  Read more

Robert Bosch Headquarters in Germany

EpiPen Antitrust and RICO Settlement

A partial settlement has been reached in a consolidated class action concerning the marketing and sales of EpiPens, with Pfizer, Inc., Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc., and King Pharmaceuticals, LLC. The complaint alleged the companies violated state antitrust laws and the federal Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, harming competition and causing consumers to overpay for  Read more

Close-Up of Two EpiPens

Jeld-Wen, Masonite Interior Molded Doors Direct Purchaser Settlement

Jeld-Wen, Inc. and Masonite Corporation are together paying more than $61 million to settle an antitrust class action claiming they conspired to fix or raise prices of interior molded doors (IMDs) for direct purchasers in the US. The complaint alleged that they companies’ actions violated antitrust laws. A previous settlement was aimed at indirect purchasers,  Read more

Jeld-Wen IMD

JBS Pork Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Settlement

This is a partial settlement of an antitrust class action claiming that companies conspired in restraint of trade to raise or fix the price of pork as of January 1, 2009. The complaint alleged that the defendants intended for pork prices to go up, in violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws.  Read more

Pork Roast

Amazon Prime, Buy Box, and Fulfillment Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this antitrust class action claims that Amazon.com, Inc. aspires “to dominate every sector of the economy.” It outlines how Amazon Prime, the Buy Box, and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) have strong-armed its third-party sellers and raised prices for consumers.  Read more

Amazon Name and Smile Logo

Duke University and UNC No-Poach Faculty Settlement

Duke University is paying $19 million to settle a faculty class action alleging that Duke and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill agreed not to hire, recruit, or poach each other’s faculty members, thus violating state and federal antitrust laws.  Read more

Duke University

Zillow Funneling of Customers to “Premier Agents” Connecticut Class Action

Zillow’s online platform dominates the market for buying and selling homes. It “purports to make the process of buying and selling residential real estate less complicated and lower priced[,]” says the complaint for this class action. However, the complaint alleges that its power in the market allows it to “tilt the real-world playing field in  Read more

Zillow Ad: Sky and Tops of Homes

Crop Inputs Antitrust and RICO Class Action

Crop inputs include seeds and the chemicals that protect them, such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. This class action brings suit against four manufacturers, three wholesalers, and a number of retailers alleging violations of antitrust laws and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The defendants include companies like Bayer CropScience Incorporated, Syngenta Corporation,  Read more

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