Antitrust Class Actions

  • Represented a defendant in a long-running antitrust class action concerning the distribution of certain medical devices. The Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the case for failure to plead a plausible antitrust violation.
  • Defended a nationwide class action alleging a conspiracy among pharmaceutical companies not to give retail druggists the same discounts offered to hospitals and managed care entities.  The court directed a verdict for our client after an eight-week jury trial and awarded more than $2 million in sanctions under 28 U.S.C. §1927 against lead class counsel for misrepresenting the evidence in response to our summary judgment motion.
  • Defended a class action alleging that personal computer manufacturers conspired with an operating systems manufacturer to restrain trade in certain software products.  The trial court granted our motion to dismiss, and we defended the dismissal in the Fourth Circuit.