Who May Bring An Antitrust Lawsuit?
Any consumer or entity harmed by a violation of antitrust laws can bring an antitrust lawsuit. If the court determines that a larger group of consumers shares the same claims, it will allow the case to proceed as a class action on behalf of all similarly injured consumers.
What Is An Antitrust Class Action?
An antitrust class action is a case brought by consumers who suffered an economic loss because the seller of the product or service they purchased violated one or more antitrust laws. 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, individuals must be similarly situated with common factual and legal concerns. All the small, individual claims are bundled into a larger case that allows the individuals who may not normally bring a case on their own to recover for the company’s wrongdoing.
What Are My Responsibilities As A Class Representative In An Antitrust Class Action?
A class representative volunteers to represent other similarly situated consumers and entities and agrees to act in the best interests of the class. A class representative stays informed about significant developments in the case and works with class counsel to make important strategic decisions regarding the conduct and disposition of the litigation.
Does It Cost Anything To Bring An Antitrust Action?
No. Representative plaintiffs in actions brought by Robbins LLP are not responsible for paying attorneys’ fees or expenses. All costs and expenses of the litigation are advanced by Robbins LLP. We only recover our fees and costs – paid for by defendants – if we are successful in obtaining a substantial benefit for the class.
How Do I Retain Robbins LLP To Represent Me In An Antitrust Action?
Call Robbins LLP at 1-800-350-6003 or contact us online to speak to one of our attorneys about your concerns.