Gustafson Gluek PLLC is devoted to the prosecution of antitrust violations. We have litigated antitrust cases in federal and state courts across the United States.
Federal and state antitrust laws are designed to protect and promote competition among businesses by prohibiting price fixing and other forms of anticompetitive conduct. Violations can range from straight forward agreements among competitors to raise prices above competitive prices to complicated schemes that affect relationships between different levels of a market.
Ongoing prosecution of these illegal schemes helps protect the average consumer from being forced to pay more than they should for everyday goods.
Gustafson Gluek PLLC has served in a leadership capacity in the following cases:
In re DRAM Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1486 (N.D. Cal. and multiple state court actions)
Gustafson Gluek was appointed co-lead counsel for the indirect purchasers in this nationwide class action against both national and international memory-chip manufacturers. This case dealt with the conspiracy surrounding the pricing of the memory chips commonly known as Dynamic Random Access Memory (or DRAM). DRAM is used in thousands of devices on a daily basis, and Gustafson Gluek has been integral in achieving what is to date, one of the largest settlements on behalf of indirect purchasers in history.
In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Litigation, MDL No. 1720 (E.D.N.Y.)
Gustafson Gluek is a member of the executive committee working on this national antitrust class action against numerous financial institutions involved in the determination of the fees required to use credit cards at retail establishments.
Precision Associates, Inc., et al. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., et al.
Gustafson Gluek is one of four interim co-lead counsel representing direct purchasers of U.S. Freight Forwarding Services. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants engaged in an international conspiracy to fix, inflate, and maintain new charges or prices for U.S. Freight Forwarding Services in violation of the antitrust laws. The case in currently pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1738 (E.D.N.Y.)
Gustafson Gluek PLLC, was appointed as one of the Co-Lead Counsel for the indirect purchaser plaintiffs in this MDL. The claims arising in this MDL alleged that Defendants engaged in a continuing agreement, understanding and conspiracy in restraint of trade to artificially raise, fix, maintain and/or stabilize the prices for pharmaceutical Vitamin C.