Keurig Single-Serve Coffee Antitrust Settlement

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is settling a 2014 antitrust class action alleging that the company tried to restrict or exclude competition in order to keep the price of Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs high. The complaint alleged that the company violated the Sherman Antitrust Act and other federal and state unfair competition and antitrust laws.  Read more

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GameStop Short Sellers Conspiracy to Stop Retail Buyers Antitrust Class Action

What was all that about GameStop trades? This antitrust class action centers on that story, bringing suit on behalf of small retail investors against a long list of defendants—brokerages, funds, and clearinghouses—with familiar names, such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, E*Trade, Robinhood, TD Ameritrade, and Charles Schwab. The complaint alleges that individual investors “were stripped  Read more

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Disposable Contact Lenses Antitrust Partial Settlement

ABB Optical Group, LLC (ABB), one of a number of defendants in a large, antitrust lawsuit, is putting up $30 million to settle its part in the case. ABB distributes disposable contact lenses made by Alcon Vision, LLC, Bausch & Lomb, Inc. (B&L), Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (JJVC), and Cooper Vision, Inc. (CVI). The  Read more

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National Association of Realtors Buyer’s Agent Antitrust Class Action

An antitrust case against realtors? The complaint for this class action claims that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has combined with a number of broker companies, such as Realogy Holdings Corp., Re/Max, LLC, and Keller Williams Realty, Inc., to monopolize their market. They do this, the complaint says, by requiring adherence to NAR’s “rules,  Read more

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Amazon Anticompetitive Agreements and E-Book Prices Class Action

According to one source, Amazon.com, Inc. accounts for more than 75% of the e-books sold in the US as of September 2020. The complaint in this antitrust class action alleges that Amazon has used its dominant position to restrain price competition in the “trade book” digital book market. Trade books include fiction and nonfiction for  Read more

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Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Retailers Crop Input Antitrust Class Action

This class action brings an antitrust suit against three groups of companies involved in the manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing of crop inputs. Crop inputs include seeds and crop protection chemicals, like fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. The complaint alleges, “The existing distribution process maintains supracompetitive Crop Input prices by denying farmers accurate product information, including pricing  Read more

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Broiler Chicken Integrators Grow-Out Services Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust and unfair competition class action brings suit against eleven “vertically-integrated” broiler chicken grower companies under the Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride, Perdue, Koch, and Sanderson Farms names. The complaint describes these companies as a cartel that has, since at least 2008, conspiring so as “not to compete for Broiler Grow-Out Services, with the purpose and  Read more

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Pinergy MLS Anticompetitive Buyer-Broker Commission Rules Class Action

MLS Property Information Network, Inc. (MLS PIN) owns Pinergy, said by some to be the seventh-largest multiple listing service (MLS) in the US, serving 41,000 real estate professionals in licensed in New England and New York. The complaint for this class action alleges that MLS PIN has engaged in anticompetitive behavior because home sellers must  Read more

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Google Maintains Monopoly on Android Mobile Apps Antitrust Class Action

The market for mobile apps has grown enormously, in particular with the stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of Covid-19. This class action brings suit against various Google entities, including Google, LLC, for maintaining an alleged monopoly on Android smartphones and other Android mobile devices via the Google Play Store. The complaint claims that it  Read more

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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

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