Wolf Haldenstein’s Antitrust Practice Group actively seeks to enhance antitrust law in ways that will strengthen the rights and claims of small businesses and consumers. To that end it commences large, often complex antitrust and trade regulation class actions and other cases that target some of the most powerful and well-funded corporate interests in the world. Many of these interests have strong influence over enforcement policy that is in the hands of elected officials, so that private enforcement provides the only true assurance that their conduct will be duly scrutinized for compliance with the law. These cases frequently bring to light concealed unlawful conduct such as price-fixing, monopolization, monopoly leveraging, essential facilities, tying arrangements, vertical restraints, exclusive dealing, and refusals to deal. Wolf Haldenstein’s Antitrust Practice Group has successfully prosecuted numerous antitrust cases and advocates remedies and restitution for businesses and investors wronged by violations of the antitrust laws.
Our Antitrust Practice Group is directed by Mary Jane Fait, the partner of the Chicago office. Ms. Fait has over 30 years of experience in complex antitrust class actions and has frequently lectured on antitrust issues to businesses and law students.
Wolf Haldenstein has served or currently serves as co-lead counsel in some of the largest and most significant antitrust class action lawsuits, including:
In re Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Cheese Antitrust Litigation, M.D.L. No. 2031 (N.D. Ill.). Manipulation of cheese and milk futures to raise prices of dairy products.
In re Text Messaging Antitrust Litigation, No. 08-C-7082-MFK (N.D. Ill.). Horizontal price fixing antitrust litigation.
In re Apple & AT&TM Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. C07-5152 (N.D. Cal.). Illegal monopolization and attempted monopolization of relevant markets.
In re Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corp. (ENH) Antitrust Litigation, No. 07-4446-JHL (N.D. Ill.). Illegal monopolization and attempted monopolization of relevant market. In re McDonough, et al. v. Toys “R” Us, Inc., et al., No 2:06 CV 00242-AB (E.D. Pa.). Retail price maintenance antitrust litigation. Class certification was recently granted under the Third Circuit’s standards for class certification as clarified by In re Hydogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, 552 F.3d 305 (3d Cir. 2008).
In re Sulfuric Acid Antitrust Litigation, No. 03-4576, M.D.L. No. 1536 (N.D. Ill.). Horizontal price fixing and market allocation antitrust litigation. In re Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Antitrust Litigation, No. M 02-1486 (N.D. Cal.). Horizontal price fixing antitrust litigation.