Antitrust Litigation

Auto Parts Class Action
Currently, we are prosecuting over 27 putative class actions in federal court against manufacturers of automotive parts.  The class actions arise out of an alleged long-running conspiracy of rigging bids for automotive parts used in new automobiles sold in the United States.  In the wire harness case, we have achieved approximately $225 million in settlements so far.

"Pay for Delay" Class Action
We are currently prosecuting a class action against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture Aggrenox, a stroke medication, that alleges that the manufacturer paid generic manufacturers to delay the introduction of a generic form of the medication.

Antitrust Class Action against Sony and others
Stoll Berne has filed a federal class action against Sony Corporation, Hitachi Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc., Toshiba Corporation and others on behalf of Oregon consumers who purchased optical disk drive products (such as CD, DVD or Blu-ray players, or computers containing such devices) from October 2005 to the present.  The complaint alleges that these companies conspired to fix, raise, maintain, and stabilize the price of optical disk drive products sold in Oregon, in violation of state and federal antitrust laws, and that Oregon consumers have paid supracompetitive prices for these products as a result.  The Complaint seeks treble damages and injunctive relief on behalf of Oregon consumers harmed by the defendants' conduct.

Cablevision Class Action
We are currently prosecuting a class action that alleges a cable company illegally ties the purchase of a cable box at an inflated price to the purchase of cable television services.

Health Care Defense
We are currently defending two separate health care institutions in lawsuits in state and federal court arising out of peer review proceedings.  One case is presently on appeal to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, after our client obtained dismissal of the matter.