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

Colorful Pile of Silicone Wristbands

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

A Synta Telescope

SK Energy, Vitol Anticompetitive Acts on California Gasoline Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, a 2015 explosion at a Torrance, California refinery provided an opportunity for several companies to manipulate the gasoline market in that state, resulting in higher prices at the pump. The complaint names SK Energy Americas, Inc., SK Trading International Co., Ltd., and Vitol, Inc. as defendants. While  Read more

Torrance Refinery After Explosion

SK Energy, Vitol Manipulation of Gas Prices California Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, a gasoline refinery explosion in Torrance, California, and the market disruption it caused, provided an opportunity for collusion scheme and higher prices in the gasoline market. The complaint alleges that various types of anticompetitive behavior resulted in higher prices for regular and premium gasoline in California, causing  Read more

Torrance Refinery After Explosion

Consumer Telescope Manufacturers Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against a number of companies in the US, Canada, China, and Taiwan, who make and sell telescopes. The complaint alleges that the companies engaged in anticompetitive actions to manipulate prices and allocate markets for telescopes in the US.  Read more

Stars in Night Sky

Celestron, Synta, Ningbo Sunny Consumer Telescope Antitrust Class Action

“Since the beginning of time, humans have looked beyond their world into the night sky. But if you love astronomy and want to share your joy with others, you must pay a price—hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal overcharges.” So begins the complaint for this class action against an antitrust conspiracy in telescopes. Defendants  Read more

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

Vermont Fuel Stations Gasoline Price Fixing Settlement

R.L. Vallee, Inc., S.B. Collins, Inc., Wesco, Inc., and Champlain Oil Company, Inc. are agreeing to settle a class action about pricing-fixing for gasoline in northwestern Vermont. The complaint alleged the companies agreed to fix prices and allocate customers in violation of the Vermont Consumer Protection Act.  Read more

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Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Settlement

Two defendants are settling an antitrust case about contact lens pricing, while three others are continuing the litigation. CooperVision, Inc. (CVI) and Bausch & Lomb, Inc. (B&L) have reached settlement agreements in a case claiming that five companies agreed to Unilateral Pricing Policies that set minimum prices and allegedly violated antitrust laws. The litigation is  Read more

Auto Parts INDIRECT Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, Round 4 Settlement

This large lawsuit has been assembled from various antitrust class actions against makers of auto parts. The complaints allege that the makers entered into unlawful agreements that caused people to pay more for automobiles and parts than they would have otherwise. Round 1, 2, and 3 settlements included 11, 12, and 33 defendants respectively; this  Read more

Alum Antitrust Direct Purchasers Partial Settlement

Three of the defendants have put up a total of more than $5 million to settle an antitrust class action on behalf of direct purchasers of alum. Alum is used to treat drinking water, control algae in lakes and ponds, treat wastewater, and for certain manufacturing purposes. The complaint alleged that the makers conspired to  Read more