Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman are formidable litigators with experience representing clients in all kinds of antitrust cases. These cases are typically brought in federal court, and involve class action issues as well as Multidistrict Litigation coordination matters. The firm takes leadership positions in these cases to direct the course of the litigation, including the discovery approaches, the development of expert evidence, and the legal theories to pursue.
Antitrust cases impact both consumers and companies. Some that have impacted consumers have involved price fixing associated with airline tickets and ticket agency commissions. The litigation of that case resulted in the issuance of coupons for discounts on future flights. Similarly, consumers were affected by price fixing by the NFL involving the manner in which it marketed its Sunday Ticket television programming. The litigation of this case resulted in the elimination of the requirement that games be purchased in various packages that had precluded the consumer from having the flexibility of picking and choosing more freely the games that they might wish to subscribe to.
At a business level, the firm has litigated antitrust cases involving price fixing by companies involved in waste and trash removal for commercial businesses, and price fixing of parts and components for a variety of equipment involved in manufacturing steps, for example price fixing of graphite electrodes used in steel manufacturing. The firm has also litigated for businesses that purchased “flat glass” used in the manufacture of various glass products.
The litigation of these cases frequently involves formidable corporate defendants that have virtually unlimited litigation defense budgets. Nevertheless, the firm, along with other firms that it associates with in such cases, is up to the challenge and does not shy away from protecting consumer and business interests in the antitrust field.
The Firm has litigated major antitrust and products liability cases, including: In re EPDM Antitrust Litigation; In re Commercial Explosives Antitrust Litigation; and In re Graphite Electrodes Antitrust Litigation.