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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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De Longhi Coffee Machines Warranty Tying Arrangement Class Action

Mechanical consumer products sometimes need repair. The complaint for this class action sues De Longhi America, Inc. for the conditions for repair of its De’Longhi espresso and coffee machines, as set forth in their warranties, requiring repair by an authorized repair service or with only authorized replacement parts. The complaint alleges that this constitutes an  Read more

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Brother Printers Warranty Tying Arrangement Class Action

This class action brings suit against Brother International Corporation and Brother Industries (USA), Inc., alleging that the warranties on its printers and other consumer products are conditional, based on repair by only authorized repair services or with only authorized repair parts. The complaint alleges that these restrictions constitute tying arrangements or unlawful repair restrictions.  Read more

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Gillette, Venus, Braun, Oral-B “No Self-Repair” Warranties Class Action

Tying arrangements for repairs are the topic of this class action against the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and its subsidiary the Gillette Company, LLC. The complaint alleges that products under the Gillette, Venus, Braun, and Oral-B brands have warranties, but they require that repairs be done only by an authorized repair service and only  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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