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Bristol-Myers Squibb HIV cART Drugs Antitrust Direct Purchaser Partial Settlement

This is a partial settlement of an antitrust class action against Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, ER Squibb & Sons, LLC, and others. The complaints alleged that the companies violated antitrust laws by conspiring to extend patent protection for antiretroviral drugs for treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV cART drugs) by engaging in anticompetitive conduct and restraining competition,  Read more

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Koch Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Partial Settlement

Koch Foods, Inc. and Koch Meat Co., Inc. (which does business as Koch Poultry Company) have agreed to settle their part of a larger antitrust class action. The complaints alleged that a number of companies that contract with broiler chicken growers for broiler grow-out services, along with other co-conspirators, conspired to reduce the amount they  Read more

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Deere Agricultural Equipment Monopoly on Repair Services Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business a John Deere, now makes its agricultural equipment with onboard computers known as engine control units (ECUs). While farmers and other owners of Deere equipment have traditionally done their own repairs, the complaint for this class action alleges that the ECUs require the use of software and repair tools  Read more

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Dairy Farmers of America Milk Monopsony Class Action

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) is a nonprofit organization that supposedly benefits its members, the dairy farmers who produce raw Grade A milk in the northeast. But the complaint for this class action argues that it is instead a monopsony that works toward its own benefit and leaves its members operating on very thin  Read more

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Oxygen Sensors Direct Purchaser Antitrust Settlement

This settlement is part of a very large case alleging that auto parts manufacturers engaged in collusion and price fixing for various components and parts used in making vehicles. This particular settlement resolves class actions against various Denso and NGK companies (including Denso Corporation and NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.) alleging that they engaged in  Read more

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Sparks Plugs Direct Purchaser Antitrust Settlement

This settlement is part of a very large case alleging that auto parts manufacturers engaged in collusion and price fixing for various components and parts used in making vehicles. This particular settlement resolves class actions against various Denso and NGK companies (including Denso Corporation and NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.) alleging that they engaged in  Read more

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TK Holdings Direct Purchasers of Safety Systems Antitrust Settlement

This settlement is part of the ongoing massive Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, this time involving the former TK Holdings, Inc., now in bankruptcy and settling as the TK Holdings Trust. The complaint alleged that the defendants in this case conspired to suppress and eliminate competition for occupant safety systems sold to direct purchasers in the  Read more

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Amazon Anticompetitive Minimum Margin Agreements Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against Amazon.com, Inc., alleging that it uses minimum margin agreements (MMAs) to keep other online retailers from providing the same products Amazon sells at lower prices. The complaint alleges that the MMAs are a form of price fixing, because they set minimum retail prices for goods, restrain Amazon’s competitors,  Read more

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Disposable Contact Lenses Antitrust Final Settlement

This partial settlement, by Alcon Vision, LLC (formerly Alcon Laboratories, Inc.) and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JJVCI), is the final one in a multidistrict antitrust litigation alleging that a group of manufacturers and a distributor adopted “Unilateral Pricing Policies” UPPs) for certain brands of disposable contacts in violation of antitrust laws. The complaint  Read more

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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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