There’s power in numbers
Competition in the marketplace provides Americans with the best price for goods and services. However, when competitors work together, they can inflate prices, causing consumers to suffer. Federal and state antitrust laws seek to protect economic freedom and promote fair competition by prohibiting businesses from engaging in anti-competitive conduct.
At Whitfield Bryson LLP, our attorneys look out for consumers and help them fight back against corporations that engage in illegal antitrust conduct. We have served as leaders in many large antitrust litigations, and continue to fight on behalf of consumers to this day.
Some of the antitrust cases our attorneys are currently working on include:
Rail Freight Fuel Surcharges
Whitfield Bryson LLP is Co-Lead Counsel representing indirect purchasers of rail freight services in a proposed class action alleging four of the nation’s largest rail freight transportation service providers conspired to fix prices for fuel surcharges. The case is currently on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, where the parties are disputing the application of the federal preemption doctrine to plaintiffs’ antitrust and consumer protection claims.
LCD Antitrust Litigation
Our attorneys are also involved in the TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) antitrust litigation in the Northern District of California. Plaintiffs in the litigation allege the illegal formation of an international cartel restricted competition in the LCD panel market.
DVD Rental Litigation
In In re: Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation in the Northern District of California, Whitfield Bryson LLP is working with plaintiffs who allege Netflix and Wal-Mart conspired to divide the markets for sales and online rentals of DVDs in the United States in order to avoid competition.
Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation
In the Eastern District of Tennessee, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against major milk bottling and distribution companies for engaging in anti-competitive practices in the Southeastern U.S.
Processed Egg Products Litigation
Lawyers for Whitfield Bryson LLP are involved in a processed egg product litigation alleging that since 2002, the prices paid to defendants for processed eggs were inflated due to a conspiracy among defendants to allocate customers and regional territories.
Chocolate Antitrust Litigation
In In re: Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation, plaintiffs allege the world’s major chocolate manufacturers unlawfully conspired to fix prices beginning in December 2002.
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Litigation
Filed in the Northern District of California, plaintiffs believe the world’s leading manufacturers of the CRTs used in color televisions and other related devices conspired to fix prices.
The experienced team of trial lawyers at Whitfield Bryson LLP isn’t afraid to take on large corporations. If you believe you are a victim of antitrust behavior by one of more companies, contact us immediately.