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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Glumetza Antitrust Settlement

This settlement resolves an antitrust class action against a number of companies or groups of companies, including Bausch Health Companies, Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Depomed, Inc., and Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. The complaint alleged that the companies conspired to delay and impede the entry to the market of less expensive, generic versions of Glumetza, with Lupin  Read more

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John Deere Monopoly on Repair Services Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Company, which does business as John Deere, makes agricultural equipment. This antitrust class action concerns what the complaint alleges is a monopoly on the repair services for this equipment. According to the complaint, the computerized engine control units (ECUs) now built into the equipment require specific tools and software that Deere has not  Read more

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Mylan Antitrust EpiPen Settlement

A group of entities—including Mylan NV, Mylan Specialty LP, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Viatris, Inc., and Heather Bresch—has agreed to pay $246 million to settle class actions alleging that they violated antitrust, federal racketeering, and other laws, preventing effective competition and causing consumers and insurers to pay too much for EpiPen products. The products at issue  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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