D&G Law

Antitrust Litigation

Photo of attorney Tammy StokesGuin Stokes & Evans attorneys have served in similar leadership positions on behalf of our business clients in a number of antitrust cases across the nation. Our cases may involve horizontal price-fixing, monopolization, price discrimination or other anti-competitive conduct and restraints of trade, and have involved construction products, health insurance, commodities, pesticides, and misuse of patent litigation to keep competitors out of the market in the pharmaceuticals industry. For more information regarding our antitrust practice, contact David Guin, Charles Watkins or Tammy Stokes.

Some of our cases have included the following:

In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation (MDL No. 2406)

National Multi-District Litigation (MDL) class action challenging the agreements among the 36 Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance companies across the United States not to compete against one another in their home states. Proposed $2.67 billion settlement is pending. Guin was appointed to serve as the Chair of the Written Submissions (Briefs) Committee, and Ms. Stokes was appointed to the Damages Committee. Both were appointed by the Court to handle all seal/confidentiality issues on behalf of the Subscriber Plaintiffs.

In re Pre-Filled Propane Tank Antitrust Litigation (MDL No. 2567)

Antitrust action alleging that the defendants collusively agreed to reduce fill volumes in exchangeable, pre-filled propane tanks (such as those used for gas grills) without lowering the prices they charged for the tanks.

In re OSB Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.)

Antitrust class action alleging price-fixing by the manufacturers of “oriented strand board,” a plywood substitute. The case settled for $125 million.

Alexander v. Phoenix Bond & Indem. Co., 149 F. Supp. 2d 989, 1010 (N.D. Ill. 2001)

Real estate tax auction price fixing case under Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act on behalf of 28,000 Cook County property owners settled in 2002 for approximately $2 million.