Rail Freight Fuel Surcharges
Whitfield Bryson & Mason is Co-Lead Counsel representing indirect purchasers of rail freight services in a proposed class action alleging that four of the nation’s largest rail freight transportation service providers have conspired to fix prices for fuel surcharges. The case is currently on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, where the parties are disputing the application of the federal preemption doctrine to Plaintiffs’ antitrust and consumer protection claims.
Other Antitrust Cases
Our firm is also involved in a number of multi-district antitrust class actions, including
In re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (alleging the illegal formation of an international cartel to restrict competition in the LCD panel market)
In re: Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (alleging that Netflix and Wal-Mart conspired to divide the markets for sales and online rentals of DVDs in the United States in order to avoid competition);
In re: Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Tenn.) (alleging that major milk bottling and distribution companies engaged in anti-competitive practices in the Southeastern U.S.);
In re: Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.) (alleging that since 2002, the prices paid to defendants for processed eggs were inflated due to a conspiracy among defendants to allocate customers and regional territories);
In re: Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation (M.D. Pa.) (alleging that the world’s major chocolate manufacturers unlawfully conspired to fix prices beginning in December 2002);
In re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (alleging that the world’s leading manufacturers of CRTs used in color televisions and other related devices conspired to fix prices).