Antitrust Litigation

STOLL BERNE represents U.S. and international companies and consumers in all aspects of antitrust litigation.  This representation includes allegations of

  • Price-fixing
  • Customer allocation
  • Market division
  • Price discrimination
  • Tying or bundling related products and unfair or deceptive trade practices.

Our team of experienced, highly sophisticated trial attorneys handles everything from complex class actions to multi-district litigation and arbitration.  Because we have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust cases, this experience has enabled us to garner respect among members of the bench and bar as objective and practical litigators.

We have a proven track record of defending health care providers against antitrust claims.  Indeed, we have tried to a successful verdict an antitrust case against a major national hospital chain and won multiple summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss.  These cases have arisen out of peer review proceedings, preferred provider agreements and most favored nation clauses.

We have represented Japanese and American shipping companies in multi-district litigation and in arbitration against price-fixing and market allocation allegations, we have represented healthcare companies against exclusive dealing allegations, and we have represented consumers in a wide variety of antitrust contexts.

Currently, we are prosecuting a class action in federal court against automotive wire harness manufacturers.  The class action arises out of an alleged long-running conspiracy of rigging bids for and fixing, raising, maintaining and stabilizing prices of automotive wire harnesses used in automobiles sold in the United States.

We also filed a federal class action against Sony and others on behalf of Oregon consumers who purchased optical disc drive products (such as CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray players, or computers containing such devices) from October 2005 to the present.