Peanut Farmers Antitrust Litigation Settlement

This settlement resolves a portion of a combined antitrust litigation alleging that peanut shellers conspired to pay peanut farmers depressed prices for their raw runner peanuts in order to keep prices low. Shellers buy from farmers, then process the peanuts and sell them onward to makers of products like candy and peanut butter. Previously, defendants  Read more

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DRAM Manufacturers Collude to Raise Prices Antitrust Class Action

This class action concerns allegations of an antitrust conspiracy between makers of DRAM. DRAM—dynamic random access memory—is a form of semiconductor memory. It is used in personal computers, network servers, cell phones, tablets, televisions, cameras, and in industrial applications. The complaint alleges that companies in the Micron, Samsung, and SK Hynix families entered into a  Read more


Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation Settlement

Two additional settlements have been achieved in a lawsuit of consolidated antitrust actions on behalf of direct purchasers of broiler chickens alleging restraint of trade. The complaints alleged that a group of companies conspired to suppress competition and fix or raise the price of broiler chickens, allowing them to charge high prices for broiler chickens  Read more

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Power Window Switches Direct Purchasers Litigation

Nidec Mobility Corporation, formerly known as Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. (NMOJ), Toyo Denso Co., Ltd., and Weastec, Inc. are settling a portion of a very large automotive parts antitrust litigation for power window switches, which raise or lower vehicle windows. The complaint alleged that NMOJ and other makers of the switches conspired to raise  Read more

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Fuel Senders Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation

Yazaki Corporation, Denso Korea Corporation, and two groups of related companies have agreed to settle antitrust class actions alleging they conspired to raise or fix prices, rig bids, and allocate the market for direct purchases of fuel senders sold in the US. The complaint alleged that the companies’ conduct violated antitrust laws and caused purchasers  Read more

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Jeld-Wen, Masonite Interior Molded Doors Settlement

Jeld-Wen, Inc. and Masonite Corporation are joining in a settlement alleging they conspired to artificially raise the price of interior molded doors (IMDs). Each company will be paying $9,750,000, for a total of nearly $20 million. The complaint alleged that, as a result of the companies’ conspiracy, consumers and businesses who bought the doors indirectly,  Read more

Jeld-Wen IMD

Butter and Cheese Antitrust Settlement

A $220 million settlement resolves an antitrust class action alleging that Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) along with National Milk Producers Federation, Agri-Mark, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., and Land O’Lakes, Inc. The consolidated complaint alleged that these defendants violated the Sherman Act by conspiring to limit the production of milk through premature herd retirement  Read more

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Facebook and Google Secret Advertising Agreement Antitrust Class Action

Digital advertising is big business now, expected to total $198 billion in 2021. The complaint for this antitrust class action brings suit against Facebook, Inc. and Google, LLC (along with its parent company, Alphabet, Inc.), saying that the two should be vigorous competitors for advertising yet claiming that they are not. The case centers on  Read more

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Pre-Filled Propane Tanks Antitrust Settlement

AmeriGas has decided to settle its part in a litigation against it and Ferrellgas, which does business as Blue Rhino. The complaint alleged that the two companies agreed to reduce the amount of propane gas in their pre-filled tanks from seventeen to fifteen pounds without lowering the price. This, the complaint alleged, improperly raised the  Read more

AmeriGas Propane Tanks

Crop Input Makers, Wholesalers, and Retailers Antitrust Class Action

“Crop inputs” include both seeds and crop protection products, such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. This antitrust class action brings suit against a group of manufacturer defendants—Bayer CropScience, Inc., Corteva, Inc., Syngenta Corporation, and BASF Corporation—and two other groups of wholesaler and retailer defendants, alleging the companies “have established a secretive distribution process that keeps  Read more

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