Capacitors Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Settlement

The plaintiffs in this case allege that certain companies conspired to fix, raise, maintain, or stabilize the prices of capacitors, and that customers therefore had to pay more for capacitors than they would have otherwise. So far, settlements have been reached with three defendants: NEC Tokin Corp. and NEC Tokin America, Inc. (“NEC Tokin”); Okaya  Read more

Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan Hospital Settlement

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) has agreed to a proposed settlement that alleges that BCBSM violated federal and state antitrust laws with certain clauses in its contracts with certain Michigan hospitals that resulted in inflated prices for medical care.  Read more

Lidocaine-Prilocaine Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit

This lawsuit claims that the manufacturers of Lidocaine/Prilocain topical cream engaged in a conspiracy together to hike the prices of this generic drug.  Read more

Provigil Generic Version Antitrust Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Cephalon and Teva Pharmaceuticals violated federal and state antitrust laws by delaying the sale of generic, low-cost versions of Provigil.  Read more

Chicken Producers Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit

How many chickens crossed the road?  This lawsuit alleges not nearly as many as should have! It alleges that for at least four years the largest chicken producers took unprecedented steps to jointly manage the output of “broilers” and therefore violated federal and state antitrust laws.  Read more

SIGMA, Star Partial Settlement In Pipe Fitting Antitrust Lawsuit

A multi-defendant, multi-lawsuit class action alleging price-fixing agreements in the market for ductile iron pipe fittings (DIPF) has reached settlements with defendants SIGMA and Star. The class action alleges that defendants violated antitrust laws in that: Defendants entered into price-fixing agreements for DIPF in the US; Defendant McWane monopolized the market for domestic DIPF in  Read more

Dealership Automotive Parts Antitrust Settlement

A series of antitrust lawsuits allege that manufacturers from around the world conspire to fix prices on component automobile parts, causing dealers to pay more than they should have for both parts and automobiles. Defendants who have settled include Nippon Seiki, Lear, KL Sales, TRW, Autoliv, Yazaki, Panasonic, HIAMS, T. RAD, and Fujikura. Other defendants  Read more

Flexible Polyfoam Antitrust Settlement

This class action alleges that producers of flexible polyurethane foam conspired to raise the prices and allocate markets for the material and for products made from it, including bedding, carpet underlay, and furniture.  Read more

Bayer Settles Kansas Cipro Antitrust Class Action

Bayer has agreed to a settlement for its part of an Kansas antitrust lawsuit involving the antibiotic Cipro and drug companies Bayer, Barr Laboratories, Inc., Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and The Rugby Group, Inc. The lawsuit alleged that the drug companies violated antitrust laws by agreeing not to compete by not offering  Read more

Missouri Purchasers of Milk and Cream Products Settlement

This class action alleges that violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act by Dairy Farmers of America resulted in artificially high prices for milk and cream products. Brands include: Hiland Dairy Roberts Dairy Central Dairy Mid States Dairy Pevely Dairy Company Memory Lane Dairy Anderson Erickson Dairy PET Dean’s Borden Meadow Gold Turner Dairy  Read more