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Jen-Weld Door

What’s a doorskin? It’s a part of the most popular type of interior door sold in North America, the interior molded door. The complaint for this class action claims that Masonite Corporation and Jeld-Wen, Inc. violated antitrust laws despite a US Department of Justice (DOJ) effort to avoid this. 

Papa John's Pizza

Papa John’s is the fourth-largest pizza company in the world, the complaint for this class action says. As such, the complaint alleges, its no-poach agreements are likely to have an anticompetitive effect on the labor market.

Swimming Event from 2015 FINA World Championships

This antitrust class action takes on the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), or the International Federation of Swimming. The complaint alleges that FINA controls swimmers’ access to participation in the Olympics and uses that control to keep swimmers’ pay low and to prevent any similar organization from entering the market. 

Jiffy Lube Shop

Jiffy Lube has more than 2,000 shops across the US, and the complaint for this class action claims that it has no-poach provisions in its standard franchise agreements. The complaint alleges that wages at Jiffy Lube shops are low and that the no-poach provisions are part of the reason. 

Burger King Meal with Burger, Fries, and Drink

The complaint for this class action alleges that Burger King franchises are required to agree to no-poach agreements and that these agreements are anticompetitive and illegal and keep worker wages down.

Ranbaxy Building in India

When the patent on a drug expires, another company may make a generic version of it. But even these generics must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The complaint for this class action claims that Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited and its associates engaged in dishonest behavior in rushing generic applications to the FDA in order to get exclusive rights to make certain generics.

Burger King Rodeo King Burger

The complaint for this class action alleges that Burger King’s franchise agreement contains an anticompetitive clause that prevents one Burger King franchise from hiring or soliciting employees from another Burger King franchise or from hiring employees who have worked at another franchise in the past six months. The complaint claims that this no-poach agreement is an illegal conspiracy that violates federal antitrust laws.

Hearst Communications Logo

Online media sites, such as Facebook and Google, have captured a great deal of advertising revenue that once went to television broadcasters. Broadcast audiences are also older than they used to be, as young people spend more time online and with cable television. The complaint for this class action claims that a number of broadcasters conspired to fix and/or raise prices for local advertising, in order to stop prices from falling.

Eversource Energy Logo

Eversource Energy and Avangrid, Inc. are energy suppliers in New England. The complaint for this class action alleges that the two companies engaged in a conspiracy to raise the price of electricity for wholesale buyers—interestingly, by manipulating the price of natural gas.

Crowd of Pigs

The complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that producers of pork conspired to raise prices on their products since at least 2009, with the help of an industry data-sharing serving called Agri Stats, Inc. Pork products include pig meat (fresh or frozen), smoked ham, sausage, and bacon.

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