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

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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

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Remicade Antitrust Settlement

Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech, Inc. are putting up $25 million to settle an antitrust class action centering on anticompetitive actions they allegedly took to protect their drug Remicade (infliximab) from competition. The complaint alleged the companies violated federal and state antitrust laws and consumer protection laws by attempting to keep new entrants out  Read more

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Ford Canada and Vehicles Bought or Leased in California Antitrust Settlement

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited will pay $82 million as the final settling party of a very large antitrust case after almost nineteen years of litigation. There have been three prior settlements in this case. The complaint alleged that car makers and a trade association conspired to prevent closely similar but less expensive cars,  Read more

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Deere Agricultural Equipment Monopoly on Repair Services Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business a John Deere, now makes its agricultural equipment with onboard computers known as engine control units (ECUs). While farmers and other owners of Deere equipment have traditionally done their own repairs, the complaint for this class action alleges that the ECUs require the use of software and repair tools  Read more

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TK Holdings Direct Purchasers of Safety Systems Antitrust Settlement

This settlement is part of the ongoing massive Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, this time involving the former TK Holdings, Inc., now in bankruptcy and settling as the TK Holdings Trust. The complaint alleged that the defendants in this case conspired to suppress and eliminate competition for occupant safety systems sold to direct purchasers in the  Read more

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Amazon Anticompetitive Minimum Margin Agreements Class Action

This antitrust class action brings suit against Amazon.com, Inc., alleging that it uses minimum margin agreements (MMAs) to keep other online retailers from providing the same products Amazon sells at lower prices. The complaint alleges that the MMAs are a form of price fixing, because they set minimum retail prices for goods, restrain Amazon’s competitors,  Read more

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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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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this antitrust class action alleges, “This lawsuit challenges one of the most anti-competitive acquisitions in history”— the merger of T-Mobile US, Inc. and Sprint Corporation. According to the complaint, T-Mobile has arbitration clauses that shield it from lawsuits from its own customers. This class action is brought by two AT&T customers who  Read more

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John Deere Monopoly on Repair Market Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Co. is the largest seller of agricultural equipment in the US. But the complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that Deere has monopolized the market for repair services for the machinery it sells. It does this, the complaint alleges, by refusing to make available the software and tools necessary to complete repairs  Read more

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