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Top Universities Conspiracy to Reduce Financial Aid Antitrust Class Action

This antitrust class action is aimed at an unusual target: sixteen elite universities, including Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Georgetown, and Yale, which the complaint calls “gatekeepers to the American Dream.” It alleges that the schools “have participated in a price-fixing cartel” that “has artificially inflated the net price of attendance for students receiving financial aid.”  Read more

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ATM Cash Withdrawal Surcharge Settlement

This is a $67 million partial settlement by defendants JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, NA, and Bank of America Corporation. These companies have agreed to settlements in a larger class action alleging that a number of banks and other entities violated federal antitrust laws by imposing  Read more

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Apple Monopoly of App Market for iPhones, iPods, and iPads Class Action

Apple, Inc.’s iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads have a limitation that its computers don’t: They cannot obtain aftermarket apps from any source except Apple. Apple’s monopoly of this market affects consumers, says the complaint for this antitrust class action, because Apple charges a high 30% fee for apps (including in-app purchases). “Consequently,” the complaint alleges,  Read more

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Domino’s Mix & Match Deal Misleading Advertising Class Action

Domino’s Pizza runs a “Mix & Match Deal” advertising campaign offering a long list of products at its restaurants and franchises for $5.99 each. But the complaint alleges that some of the franchised restaurants do not make good on the deal and actually charge more than the promised $5.99 for some of the products.  Read more

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Amazon Prime, Buy Box, and Fulfillment Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this antitrust class action claims that Amazon.com, Inc. aspires “to dominate every sector of the economy.” It outlines how Amazon Prime, the Buy Box, and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) have strong-armed its third-party sellers and raised prices for consumers.  Read more

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Sutter Health Anti-Competitive Actions Settlement

Sutter Health is paying $575 million to settle a combined case, consisting of a class action and lawsuit filed by the California Attorney General. The combined suit alleged that the Sutter and some of its affiliates, such as Sutter Bay Hospitals and Sutter Valley Medical Foundation, violated California’s antitrust law and its Unfair Competition law,  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

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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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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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