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Containerboard Products Antitrust Settlement

Some defendants have agreed to settle a class action alleging that they violated antitrust laws by conspiring to fix or raise the price of containerboard products, such as by limiting supply. The category of “containerboard products” includes linerboard, corrugated medium, rollstock, corrugated sheets, and corrugated products, such as displays and boxes. Final approval was granted  Read more

Menactra Antitrust Litigation Settlement

Sanofi has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it engaged in antitrust behavior, preventing competition and forcing customers to pay higher prices than necessary for its Menactra vaccine. Novartis was launching a competitor vaccine, and the complaint alleges that Sanofi required health care providers to buy the vaccine from it or risk paying  Read more

Illinois Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Settlement

Hitachi, LG Electronics, Philips, and Samsung have decided to settle an antitrust action brought by the State of Illinois for a total of about $36 million. The complaint alleged that the companies conspired to fix or maintain prices of cathode ray tubes (CRTs), which meant that consumers who bought TVs and monitors containing CRTs were  Read more

Silicone Wristband, Lanyard, and Button Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that antitrust price-fixing in the business of selling and customizing the silicone wristbands for our favorite charities, the lanyards from which we hang our IDs and keys, and the pin buttons touting slogans or political candidates. Acording to the complaint, the market for these custom promotional products in  Read more

Endo International Concealed Par Pharmaceuticals Conduct Securities Class Action

Endo International plc develops pharmaceutical products and generic drugs, so its acquisition of Par Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc., a maker of generic drugs, must have seemed like a profitable move. But the complaint claims Endo concealed information then and over the next many months: that Par had colluded to fix generic drug prices, that the “double-digit  Read more

Johnson & Johnson Remicade Anti-Competition Antitrust Class Action

In 2010, Congress enacted a Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act to enable biosimilar drugs to receive approval, to spur price competition for drugs. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that when other companies developed competitors for Remicade, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) unfairly blocked their access to the market, with exclusivity contracts and  Read more

Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Settlement

This settlement resolves allegations against some, but not all, of the defendants in this class action, with a total settlement fund of over $2 billion. The complaint alleges that a number of banks and other entities conspired to fix foreign exchange prices, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, and to manipulate the foreign exchange  Read more

AT&T Mobile Unfair and Monopolistic Phone Device Practices Class Action

In this pro se case, Plaintiff Roy A. Day claims that he bought a Nokia 1520 mobile device on June 7, 2014 and that he was told that AT&T Mobile had exclusive rights to provide services to that model of phone. He claims to have followed AT&T’s instructions to have the phone unlocked, but that  Read more

Natural Gas Antitrust Settlement, Part One

Four defendants have agreed to a settlement in a larger antitrust class action that alleges that natural gas companies conspired to manipulate the price of natural gas for commercial or industrial buyers in Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin between January 1, 2000 and October 31, 2002. The companies that have agreed to this settlement are as  Read more

Natural Gas Antitrust Settlement, Part Two

Two more defendants have agreed to a settlement in a larger antitrust class action that alleges that natural gas companies conspired to manipulate the price of natural gas for commercial or industrial buyers in Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin between January 1, 2000 and October 31, 2002. The companies that have agreed to this settlement are  Read more