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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Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade Merger Antitrust Class Action

In October 2020, the Charles Schwab Corporation merged with TD Ameritrade. This antitrust class action alleges that the resulting brokerage company “has created an unprecedented market concentration in which the merged entity has captured and maintained fully half of the retail order flow in the United States” and “has substantially decreased competition[.]” But retail investors  Read more

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Glumetza Antitrust Settlement

This settlement resolves an antitrust class action against a number of companies or groups of companies, including Bausch Health Companies, Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Depomed, Inc., and Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. The complaint alleged that the companies conspired to delay and impede the entry to the market of less expensive, generic versions of Glumetza, with Lupin  Read more

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John Deere Monopoly on Repair Services Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Company, which does business as John Deere, makes agricultural equipment. This antitrust class action concerns what the complaint alleges is a monopoly on the repair services for this equipment. According to the complaint, the computerized engine control units (ECUs) now built into the equipment require specific tools and software that Deere has not  Read more

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Mylan Antitrust EpiPen Settlement

A group of entities—including Mylan NV, Mylan Specialty LP, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Viatris, Inc., and Heather Bresch—has agreed to pay $246 million to settle class actions alleging that they violated antitrust, federal racketeering, and other laws, preventing effective competition and causing consumers and insurers to pay too much for EpiPen products. The products at issue  Read more

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John Deere Monopoly on Repair of Equipment Antitrust Class Action

Deere & Co., which does business as John Deere, makes tractors, combines, and other agricultural equipment that often now contain engine control units, or ECUs. In former times, farmers could repair their equipment themselves, or take it to other parties for repair. But the complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that Deere has deliberately  Read more

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