Block & Leviton’s antitrust attorneys protect consumers, businesses, and governmental entities from conduct that harms competition. Illegal anticompetitive behavior includes a wide range of misconduct, such as monopolization, price-fixing, tying, market allocation, and coordinated supply restrictions. The attorneys at Block & Leviton have extensive experience investigating anticompetitive conduct in a wide range of industries and litigating cases under federal and state antitrust laws.
For example, Block & Leviton has been appointed Co-Lead Counsel for a proposed class of consumers and businesses who purchased drywall between January 1, 2012 and the present (the “indirect purchaser class”). See In re Drywall Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 13-cv-00382 (E.D.Pa.). Beginning in 2011, nearly all of the drywall manufacturers in the United States implemented unprecedented price increases and eliminated the decades-long practice of offering purchasers quotes to cover a particular project (referred to as “job quotes” or “price protection”) in coordinated fashion. The Firm believes the Defendants did so as the result of an illegal price-fixing scheme. We sued to recover overcharges on these purchases and to date we have recovered more than $10 million on behalf of the proposed class of indirect purchaser plaintiffs.
In addition to the Drywall matter, we represent a non-profit youth athletic association in In re Domestic Airlines Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 15-mc-01404 (D.D.C.), seeking to recover overcharges on airplane tickets arising out of a conspiracy to restrict supply of domestic airline transportation. The Firm also represents private companies in antitrust matters in individual, non-class matters.
In addition to consumers and private plaintiffs, the Firm represents municipalities and other governmental entities in antitrust cases, including in In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 13-md-02420-YGR (N.D. Cal.) and In re Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 16-md-02687 (D.N.J.), a case in which Block & Leviton Partner Whitney Street was recently appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. Similarly, we have challenged the illegal monopolization of the market for vital cancer treatment drugs in In re Thalomid and Revlimid Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 14-cv-06997 (D.N.J.), a case in which the Firm was recently appointed Co-Lead Counsel. The conduct challenged in this case causes harm to self-insured employers, union benefit funds, and other entities who are forced to overpay for their members’ health care needs. We seek to recover those overcharges on behalf of our clients.
If you may have been harmed as a result of anticompetitive conduct and would like to learn more about your rights, please contact us.