Antitrust Litigation

Hagens Berman has earned an enviable reputation as experts in this often-confusing and combative area of corporate litigation. Our antitrust legal team takes an innovative and efficient approach to this form of litigation and tries each case with unmatched determination.

Hagens Berman’s antitrust attorneys work to preserve healthy competition and fair trade in the marketplace by protecting consumers and businesses that purchase goods and services from price-fixing, market allocation agreements, monopolistic schemes and other violations of antitrust law.

Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the legal and economic issues within the marketplace, allowing us to employ groundbreaking market theories that shed light on monopolistic, restrictive and anti-competitive practices in violation of both federal and state antitrust and unfair competition laws.

Hagens Berman currently represents millions of consumers in several high-profile class-action antitrust lawsuits, and takes on major antitrust litigation that has the potential to improve market conditions for consumers and businesses. We have represented plaintiffs in markets as diverse as debit and credit cards services, personal computer components, television screens, electric and gas power, airlines, personal computer software, computer games and internet services.

In the pharmaceutical arena, Hagens Berman represents purchasers of all types in lawsuits alleging that drug companies illegally blocked or delayed generic drugs from coming to market. By keeping generics out of the market, drug companies force purchasers to continue buying their expensive brand-name drugs, lining drug companies' pockets at the expense of those who pay for drugs.  Our firm's pharmaceutical antitrust recoveries have returned many hundreds of millions of dollars to purchasers.

We are proud of our track record which includes some of the largest recoveries in the nation. As in all practice areas we fight until we have achieved a high percent recovery for our clients.

Antitrust Litigation Cases and Investigations:

Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation 12/02/14 Antitrust Litigation, Media & Entertainment Active
Batteries Antitrust 10/03/12 Antitrust Litigation Active
Dairy Price-Fixing 09/26/11 Antitrust Litigation Settled
E-books Antitrust Litigation 08/09/11 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights, Media & Entertainment Settled
NCAA Transfer Antitrust 07/25/12 Antitrust Litigation, Sports Litigation Active
NCAA Scholarships Class Action 07/11/14 Antitrust Litigation, Sports Litigation Damages Claims Settled; Injunction Granted After Trial
Nexium Antitrust 01/25/13 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Optical Disc Drives (ODD) 05/06/10 Antitrust Litigation Active
Ranbaxy Inc. 05/12/15 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Visa MasterCard ATM 10/17/11 Antitrust Litigation Active
EA Madden NFL Antitrust 06/05/08 Antitrust Litigation, Media & Entertainment Settled
DRAM Manufacturers 07/11/02 Antitrust Litigation Settled
Iowa Educators Corp. 01/27/11 Antitrust Litigation Settled
LG Philips and Toshiba LCD 01/09/07 Antitrust Litigation Settled
New Jersey Tax Sale Certificates 10/24/12 Antitrust Litigation Settled
Toprol XL 01/31/06 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Toys "R" Us Baby Products 11/03/06 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights Settled
Tricor 06/01/05 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Prograf Antitrust 06/03/11 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Skelaxin Antitrust 05/17/12 Antitrust Litigation Settled
Flonase Antitrust 07/03/08 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Settled
Panasonic Resistors Antitrust 08/20/15 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Loestrin 24 05/14/13 Antitrust Litigation Active
Spring Chicken Antitrust 09/14/16 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights
Qualcomm Monopoly 01/24/17 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Lipitor Antitrust 09/10/12 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Effexor XR Antitrust 02/08/12 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Celebrex Antitrust 07/01/14 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Allergan Restasis Antitrust 11/17/17 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud
Zetia Antitrust 01/16/18 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Solodyn Antitrust 09/19/14 Antitrust Litigation Active
Hotel Room Overpricing 03/19/18 Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Rights Active
Broiler Chicken Antitrust 09/14/16 Antitrust Litigation Active
DRAM Price Fixing 04/27/18 Antitrust Litigation Active
Suboxone Antitrust 06/06/13 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Niaspan Antitrust 09/17/13 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust 05/18/16 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Real-Estate Agent Broker Commissions Antitrust 03/06/19 Antitrust Litigation Active
Apple iOS App Developers 06/04/19 Antitrust Litigation Active
Humira 03/20/19 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud Active
Gilead HIV Antiretroviral Antitrust 05/14/19 Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud
Poultry Processing Wage Fixing Antitrust 08/30/19 Antitrust Litigation, Employment Litigation Active

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Why Select Hagens Berman?

Selecting an antitrust attorney will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
When searching for an antitrust attorney to represent you,
you want a firm with a record of success at the top of the profession.

Stellar Reputation

Stellar Reputation

Hagens Berman fights with the creativity and tenacity to continue to raise the bar and take on every case with the goal of achieving the best outcome for the largest group of individuals.

No Cost to You Unless We Win

No Cost to You Unless We Win

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning the victims we represent pay nothing at all unless we win. Attorney fees are paid based on an industry percentage of overall settlement terms, allowing plaintiffs to reap the rewards.



At the basis of all that motivates Hagens Berman is our mission for corporate reform. It’s through our work that we continue to uphold and fight for the rights of those most vulnerable to corporate greed and negligence.

Real Results

Real Results

We achieve results, and our track record proves it. While many class-action or individual plaintiff cases result in large legal fees and no meaningful result for the client, Hagens Berman finds ways to return real value.

Antitrust Litigation Blog Posts:

Amtrak crash survivor has to give up dream of being police officer due to...

SEATTLE — Tiffani Vincent had her whole life planned out. Following her career as an Air Force military police officer, she hoped to work for a civilian police department. "Unfortunately... more »

Written May 14, 2019 Personal Injury

New York Passes Child Victims Act for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

For victims of sexual abuse, mere moments can affect lifetimes, and short windows can predicate decades. When the New York state legislature passed The Child Victims Act last month, the... more »

Written February 22, 2019 Child Sexual Abuse, Steve W. Berman, Sexual Harassment

The CFPB Does Its Job. Will Congress Let It Stand?

It is 775 pages long. I have not read all of it. But I know this: it is a great win for consumers. more »

Written July 25, 2017 General

NDCA Names New Lawyer Representatives, Including Hagens Berman's Peter...

From the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: The Court is pleased to announce the selection of six new Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council.... more »

Written November 03, 2016 Investor Fraud, General

"unprecedented success in the antitrust field"

— California magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins

A July 2015 order awarding attorneys' fees in student-athlete name and likeness litigation

“…heavy hitters like Hagens Berman, which boasts work on cases including the state tobacco lawsuits that led to a $206 billion settlement…”


The Internet Didn't Shrink 6% Real Estate Commissions. But This Lawsuit Might.

"aggressive and independent advocacy"

— Judge Thomas M. Durkin

Order Appointing Hagens Berman as Interim Class Counsel in Maplevale Farms, Inc. v. Koch Foods, Inc. et al

"Class counsel has consistently
demonstrated extraordinary skill and effort."

— U.S. District Judge James Selna, Central District of California

In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing

"...the track record of Hagens Berman['s] Steve Berman is...impressive, having racked...a $1.6 billion settlement in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation and a substantial number of really outstanding big-ticket results."

— Milton I. Shadur, Senior U.S. District Judge

Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL

"Landmark consumer cases are business as usual for Steve Berman."

— The National Law Journal

Naming Steve Berman one of the 100 most influential attorneys in the nation for the third time in a row

Hagens Berman has been featured
on the Plaintiffs' Hot List eight times

— The National Law Journal

The NLJ's List of the Year's Hottest Firms

"If it has to do with class-action litigation,
Berman's the go-to guy."

— I. Basso, client

Source: Avvo

The firm's "innovative approaches to litigation
have earned significant recognition"

— The Law Business Insider

"[A] clear choice emerges.
That choice is the Hagens Berman firm."

— United States District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)

"All right, I think I can conclude on the basis with my five years with you all, watching this litigation progress and seeing it wind to a conclusion, that the results are exceptional..."

— Judge Hamilton, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation (Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel and helped achieve the $325 million class settlement)

Recent Recognition:

Hagens Berman is a plaintiffs’ class-action law firm that helps victims of auto accidents, sports injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs and business fraud pursue their legal rights. We take on large corporations for negligence and fraud, and hold them accountable.
Our attorneys are champions of consumer rights. The size or clout of the corporations we pursue is never a deterrent to our pursuit for justice. Over the years, we have built the resources we need to thoroughly investigate these personal injury and product defect cases, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our work is consistently recognized for industry excellence.

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