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Seattle Apartments Price-Fixing Antitrust Class Action

Rents in specific areas of the Seattle, Washington downtown multifamily submarket have been steadily increasing. This antitrust class action alleges that a cartel exists, based on a platform and algorithm from RealPage, Inc., in which the members have agreed to exchange competitive information and raise prices together. The markets involved are the central neighborhoods of  Read more

RealPage Building and Parking Lot

Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation, Round 5 Settlement

This is the fifth and final settlement in a very large antitrust litigation alleging that companies conspired to raise the price of automotive parts, causing consumers to pay more than they should have. This time, the parts include electronic braking systems, hydraulic braking systems, and exhaust systems, made by three company groups: Bosal (Bosal USA,  Read more

Disassembled Car Surrounded by Parts

Opana ER Delayed Generics Antitrust Settlement

Impax Laboratories, Inc. is settling its part of an antitrust class action about an alleged conspiracy between itself and a group of Endo companies, including Endo Health Solutions, Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co. The complaint alleged that, in June 2010, Impax and Endo entered into a “pay for delay” agreement delaying the  Read more

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IVF Connecticut Antitrust Settlement

This $2.85 million settlement resolves a class action against four assisted reproductive technology (ART) companies: Women’s Health USA, Inc., In Vitro Services, LLC, Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, PC (CARS), and Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). The complaint alleged that the four conspired to fix or raise prices and allocate geographic markets for ART  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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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

Denso Oxygen Sensor

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

NGK Spark Plug

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

Alcon Air Optix Colors Contacts

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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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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