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Antitrust

ANA Plane Painted with Pikachu Motif

All Nippon Airways Company, Limited (ANA) was the last holdout in a class action against thirteen airlines for conspiring to fix prices on transpacific travel and on fuel surcharges for such travel. It has now agreed to pay $58 million to settle its portion of this case.

Sign Saying, "Price Reduced. Foreclosure. Bank Owned."

This class action brings an antitrust suit against The Estates, LLC, and other associated groups for alleged bid-rigging among those who bid on foreclosed homes. The plaintiffs are former homeowners who claim to have been paid less for their properties because of the Estates rules that limit bidding by members. 

Disassembled Car with All Parts Laid Out

This large lawsuit has been assembled from various antitrust class actions against makers of auto parts. The complaints allege that the makers entered into unlawful agreements that caused people to pay more for automobiles and parts than they would have otherwise.

A Variety of Capacitors

A large antitrust case against makers of capacitors has so far resulted in settlements totaling $80.5 million. The complaint alleged that makers conspired to raise and fix the prices of capacitors over a period of more than ten years, thus violating antitrust laws and making customers pay more for capacitors than they should have.

Liquid Alum in Beaker

Three of the defendants have put up a total of more than $5 million to settle an antitrust class action on behalf of direct purchasers of alum. Alum is used to treat drinking water, control algae in lakes and ponds, treat wastewater, and for certain manufacturing purposes.

Bottle of Revlimid Pills

Celgene Corporation is paying $55 million to settle antitrust class actions about its drugs Thalomid and Revlimid. The complaints alleged that the company acted to keep generics of the drugs off the market for a time, forcing consumers to pay more for the drugs than they would have with open market competition.

Hard Disk Drive with Triangular Suspension Assembly at Center of Image

This is one of a number of antitrust class actions against companies that make hard disk drive (HDD) suspension assemblies sold in the US. The complaint alleges that the companies conspired to eliminate competition, fix prices, and allocate markets and it brings suit on behalf of indirect purchasers of the products.

Santarus Glumetza Label

What’s a fair price for a thirty-day supply of the extended-release diabetes medicine Glumetza—generic name metformin? Is it $55 or $2,200? The complaint for this class action alleges that a number of companies conspired to limit the entry of generic versions of Glumetza to the market. The defendants in this antitrust suit are Bausch Health Compaines, Inc. (formerly Valeant Pharmaceuticals International), Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Santarus, Inc., Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Depomed, Inc.), Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Lupin, Ltd.

This class action sues HP Enterprise Services, LLC and HP, Inc., for a Workforce Reduction Plan that the complaint says discriminates by age. It points out that, as of October 2015, over 85% of California-based workers terminated under the plan are 40 years of age or older.

Front Label of Provigil Container

An antitrust class action and an antitrust case brought by the California Attorney General (CAAG) on the same topic are being settled at the same time. The suits claim that drug companies conspired to keep prices of the original drug Provigil high by delaying the introduction of generics and (in the CAAG suit) of Nuvigil.

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