Antitrust & Consumer Protection

Antitrust & Consumer Protection

  • Pinney v. Great Western Bank(United States District Court, Central District, Case No. CV 95-2110 IH).
    In a ground-breaking matter brought on behalf of a class of elderly bank customers, our attorneys obtained the largest settlement of its kind against Great Western for fraudulent sales practices of $16.2 million (1996).
  • In Re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (MDL 7269).
    Antitrust class action on behalf of direct purchasers of LCD screens alleging a nationwide class for price-fixing. The case settled for more than $400,000,000 (2014).
  • In Re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation (MDL 1486).
    Antitrust class action on behalf of consumers and business consumers of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM). The case settled for more than $330 million (2007).
  • In Re Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Litigation (MDL 1566).
    Settlements of over $150,000,000 in antitrust class action on behalf of California buyers of natural gas.
  • In Re Methionine Antitrust Litigation (MDL 1311).
    A nationwide class action on behalf of direct purchasers of methionine alleging price-fixing. The case was settled for $107,000,000 (2002).
  • In Re Compact Disk Cases (J.C.C.P. No. 4123).
    Antitrust class action on behalf of California consumers of prerecorded compact disks. Settled for more than $100,000,000.
  • In Re Smokeless Tobacco Cases I-IV (J.C.C.P. Nos. 4250, 4258, 4259 and 4262).
    Certified antitrust class action on behalf of California consumers of smokeless tobacco products. The case settled for $99,000,000 with over $25,000,000 allocated cy pres (2008).
  • Vitamin Cases (J.C.C.P. No. 4076).
    Antitrust class action on behalf of California consumers of vitamins. The case was settled for $96 million (2003).
  • In Re California Indirect Purchaser MSG Antitrust Cases (No. 304471).
    Antitrust class action on behalf of California indirect purchasers of Monosodium Glutamate. The case settled for more than $11,000,000 (2005).
  • In Re Urethane Cases (J.C.C.P. No. 4367).
    Settlements of over $9,000,000 in antitrust class action on behalf of all California indirect purchasers of urethane and urethane chemicals. Served as Co-Liaison Counsel for Plaintiffs and investigated and vetted the 42 California organizations that were approved as recipients of the nearly $8 Million allocated cy pres (2018).
  • In Re California Polychloroprene Cases (J.C.C.P. 4376–2006).
    Statewide class on behalf of indirect purchasers for polychloroprene. The matter settled in excess of $4.5 million, with more than $3 million contributed to California environmental groups (2006).
  • In Re Richard Villa et al. v. Crompton Corporation et al. (Consolidated Case No. CGC-03-419116).
    Settlements of over $2,000,000 antitrust class action on behalf of California indirect purchasers of EPDM (2011).

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