Antitrust Cases

TCL is at the forefront of antitrust enforcement, representing nation-wide classes of purchasers who have been subject to anticompetitive practices and forced to pay inflated prices for products in a variety of industries. We are actively involved in the prosecution of antitrust actions in markets including pharmaceuticals, technology, auto parts, cable television services, truck stop services, contact lenses and food supplies.

  • Hogan, et al v. (W.D. Wa.)

    We represent a class of consumers who purchased items through Amazon’s “Buy Box”, through which 90% of’s sales are made. Plaintiffs allege that Amazon violates the antitrust laws by tying a seller’s access to placement in Amazon’s Buy Box on the seller’s purchasing fulfillment services from Amazon. This arrangement allegedly eliminates competition in the fulfillment market, resulting in the consumer class paying artificially inflated prices.

  • In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation (E.D.

    As one of the class counsel in this action alleging price-fixing within the auto parts industry, we helped recover in excess of $1 billion for a class of indirect purchasers who purchased automotive components at artificially inflated prices.

  • In re Hard Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation

    As class counsel, we represent end users seeking to recover damages for an alleged global conspiracy among computer parts manufacturers to fix prices of and allocate market shares for hard disk drive suspension assemblies. The court denied Defendants’ motion to dismiss, and Plaintiffs are engaged in discovery.

  • In re Google Digital Advertising Antitrust Litigation

    TCL was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee representing a proposed class of online advertisers in this digital advertising monopoly case.

  • In re Crop Inputs Antitrust Litigation (E.D.Mo.)

    TCL was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee representing a proposed class of farmers alleging that defendants — manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of certain seeds and crop protection chemicals – conspired to raise and fix prices of those products. The defendants’ motions to dismiss the complaints are pending.

  • Simon and Simon, PC v. Align Technology, Inc. (N.D.

    We represent a proposed class of dental practices alleging that the defendant illegally monopolized the market for clear dental aligners by prohibiting dentists from ordering
    cheaper, competing aligners. The court has denied a motion to dismiss the complaint and we are actively involved in discovery.

  • In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.)

    As class counsel, we represent a proposed class of restaurants where the plaintiffs allege that the nation’s largest chicken producers conspired to inflate prices. Counsel has reached partial settlements of over $100 million for the class members we represent.

  • Giant Eagle, Inc. v. Visa USA Inc. (E.D.N.Y.)

    We represented Giant Eagle in a private individual settlement in antitrust action alleging that Visa, MasterCard and a number of their member banks conspired fix the price of interchange fees charged to the merchants who accepted those cards, and we successfully negotiated an individual settlement for Giant Eagle.

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