Google Monopoly on Android Mobile Apps Antitrust Class Action

Antitrust class actions are intended to keep consumers from paying excessive prices for goods or services as a result of monopolistic or tight control of specific markets. This case alleges that Google, LLC and its parent company, Alphabet, Inc. have taken actions to discourage competition in the market for Android mobile applications.  Read more

AstraZeneca Seroquel XR Generic Delay Antitrust Class Action

A number of antitrust class actions in recent years have centered on covert agreements between a company with a popular and lucrative drug and one or more other companies who may wish to put out a generic version. In this antitrust class action, the complaint claims that AstraZeneca companies entered into agreements with Handa Pharmaceuticals,  Read more

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Google Maintains Monopoly on Android Mobile Apps Antitrust Class Action

The market for mobile apps has grown enormously, in particular with the stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of Covid-19. This class action brings suit against various Google entities, including Google, LLC, for maintaining an alleged monopoly on Android smartphones and other Android mobile devices via the Google Play Store. The complaint claims that it  Read more

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Apple Anticompetitive Acts in iOS Subscription Gaming Class Action

Video games are projected to generate $159.3 billion in revenue in 2020. Some mobile games are purchased by subscription, allowing customers to use them on multiple devices, and even to save progress in a given game across devices. The complaint for this class action alleges that Apple, Inc., “the largest company by market capitalization in  Read more

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Viega Copper Fittings Antitrust Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action that made antitrust allegations against Viega, LLC. The complaint claimed that the company would only sell its carbon steel press fittings to distributors who signed an agreement that they would not carry its competitors’ copper fittings. According to the complaint, this resulted in plumbers paying higher prices to buy  Read more

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Suppression of Chicken Broiler Grower Compensation Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit on behalf of broiler chicken growers, against a number of companies under the names of Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride, Perdue, Koch, and Sanderson Farms. The complaint alleges that these “vertically-integrated” companies, which operate broiler processing plants, engaged in anticompetitive behavior in the US domestic market to fix grower compensation “below  Read more

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Wristbands, Pin Buttons CPPs Antitrust Settlement

(1) Zaappaaz, Inc. (and its president Azim Makanojiya), (2) Netbrands Media Corp. (and its president Mashnoon Ahmed), (3) Gennex Media, LLC and its CEO Akil Kurji), and (4) Custom Wristbands (and its CEO Christopher Angeles) are settling an antitrust class action. The complaint alleged that the companies and individuals formed a cartel to fix, raise,  Read more

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Suboxone Antitrust Settlement

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc is settling a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust action against it for $60 million. Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction. The complaint alleged that the company tried to retain its market and thwart the makers of generics in order to keep its monopoly. According to the complaint, it tried to  Read more

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Textbook Publishers, Retailers Inclusive Access Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this class action brings suit against textbook publishers and campus book retailers, alleging that their Inclusive Access program amounts to a conspiracy to limit competition and keep textbook prices high. The three publisher defendants include Cengage Learning, Inc., McGraw Hill, LLC, and Pearson Education, Inc. The three retailer defendants are Barnes &  Read more

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Synta, Ningbo Sunny Consumer Telescope Antitrust Class Action

This is one of a number of antitrust class actions brought against makers and distributors of consumer telescopes in the US, Canada, Taiwan, and China. The complaint for this class action alleges that two companies were affiliates of each other rather than competitors, and that these companies, along with a number of others, colluded to  Read more

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