Topic: Price discrimination

DOJ and airlines clash over remedies for Northeast Alliance

The Department of Justice has argued American Airlines and JetBlue are seeking approval of a “Lite” version of their Northeast Alliance after a federal court found the arrangement ran afoul of US antitrust law.

13 June 2023

Credit default swaps lawsuit survives banks’ motion to dismiss

A trio of wealth funds can proceed with claims that 10 major banks conspired to rig the market for credit default swaps, a federal judge has ruled.

07 June 2023

California ranch families accused of price-fixing conspiracy

Several landowners orchestrated an illegal conspiracy to charge supracompetitive prices for the purchase of some of their properties in rural California, Flannery Associates has argued.

22 May 2023

Winn-Dixie sanctioned in Keurig price-fixing case

Winn-Dixie has been sanctioned for repeatedly violating discovery orders in the Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve Coffee antitrust litigation but may continue with its allegations against the K-Cup manufacturer.

10 May 2023

Third Circuit reaffirms denial of Niaspan buyers’ class cert

A group of end-purchasers of cholesterol medication Niaspan cannot obtain class certification in a lawsuit against drugmakers Abbvie and Teva Pharmaceuticals, an appellate court has confirmed.

09 May 2023

Energizer, Walmart accused of fixing battery prices

Energizer and Walmart orchestrated an illegal scheme to inflate prices for disposable batteries, two groups of consumers and a rival retailer have alleged.

02 May 2023

Philadelphia Orchestra accused of crushing smaller rival

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts unlawfully gained control of the market for local symphonic music through predatory pricing and other anticompetitive actions, an independent orchestra has said.

17 April 2023

Kroger: consumers cannot block Albertsons merger with “speculative” claims of harm

A proposed class of consumers seeking to prevent Kroger’s $24.6 million acquisition of Albertsons cannot show they suffered antitrust harm from a merger that has not been completed, the grocery chain has said.

14 April 2023

DOJ settles with Activision over gamer salary limitations

Activision Blizzard illegally depressed the wages of professional video game players by punishing teams that exceeded the spending limits it imposed on its leagues, the Department of Justice has said.

04 April 2023

Virginia judge denies federal injunction against railroad

CSX Transportation cannot challenge railroads’ common carrier status and immunity from antitrust injunctions, a Virginia federal court has held.

31 January 2023

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