What is an antitrust class action?

An antitrust class action is filed when several consumers or entities who have suffered an economic loss from their purchase of a product or service as a result of a violation of the antitrust laws bring a lawsuit as a group, called the class. Violations of antitrust laws include: conspiracies to restrain trade, restraints on trade, price-fixing, and price discrimination where the effects are to eliminate or weaken competition in the marketplace. To be categorized as a class action, the individuals must be similarly situated with common factual and legal concerns. All the small, individual claims get bundled into a larger case that allows individuals who may not normally bring a case on their own to recover for the company’s wrongdoing. Click here to learn more.

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