Fiat Chrysler VGP Dealership Lawsuit

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has engaged in and continues to engage in a performance driving program dubbed “Volume Growth Program” (VGP) in which dealers that sell higher volumes of vehicles can attain a VGP status.  The VGP program provides dealerships subsidies on each and every new motor vehicles sale  Read more

1-800 Contacts Google Search Antitrust Lawsuit

This lawsuit alleges that 1-800 Contacts engaged in price fixing and collusion by preventing online competition in the market for contact-lenses.  This was done by entering into agreements with competitors that restricted bidding on advertising on Google by keywords and forcing competitors to advertise based on “negative” key words.  These actions violate the Sherman Antitrust  Read more

UPMC Highmark Small Group Health Insurance Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that since 2002, UPMC and Highmark have participated in a conspiracy to reduce competition in the markets for health insurance and certain health care services in Western Pennsylvania in violation of federal antitrust laws. The lawsuit claims this behavior: 1) prevented certain other health care providers and health insurance  Read more

Freight Forwarding Antitrust Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the companies (listed below) conspired, in violation of antitrust laws, to fix the prices for freight forwarding services during certain time periods. The Plaintiffs claim that the companies’ conspiracies were worldwide, including on shipping routes between the United States and China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and the United  Read more

Milk Products Antitrust Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege a nationwide conspiracy by CWT and its members to limit the production of raw farm milk by prematurely slaughtering cows, in order to illegally increase the price of milk and other fresh milk products.   Read more

Illinois LCD Flat Screen Defect Class Action

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit claim that the Defendants conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of TFT-LCD Flat Panels resulting in overcharges to consumers who bought products containing the TFT-LCD Flat Panels in Illinois between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2006.   Read more

Adderall XR Availability Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this case allege that Shire U.S., Inc. engaged in actions to limit the availability of Adderall XR by filing false patents, filing a sham citizens' petition, entering into agreements with generic drug manufacturers, creating a shortage of generic versions by providing less than agreed to, and paying higher rebates to managed care  Read more

Cipro California Antitrust Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this case allege that Bayer AG, Barr Laboratories, Inc., Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and the Rugby Group, Inc. violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by agreeing not to compete with each other and keeping lower-cost generic versions of Cipro off the market in California.  Cipro is an antibiotic drug  Read more

Cable TV of East Alabama Set-Top Box Class Action Settlement

Plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that CTVEA, the only cable service provider in the area, requires residential premium cable subscribers to lease one of its set-top boxes as a condition for receiving the full value of services for which they pay.  The plaintiff argues that this constitutes and unlawful tying arrangement that violates Section 1  Read more

Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Class Action Settlement

FURTHER UPDATE: The final hearing date was moved to September 14, 2017. The final date to file a claim is now October 30, 2017 UPDATE: Three additional companies have settled in this case, including (i) Koninklijke Philips N.V., Lite-On IT Corporation, Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corporation, Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions U.S.A., Inc.; (ii) Pioneer  Read more