A Proven Record in Price-Fixing and Anticompetitive Conduct Cases
Pearson Warshaw, LLP (PW) has been at the forefront of some of the largest antitrust cases on behalf of consumers. Strategically located in Los Angeles and San Francisco, our sophisticated law firm has been engaged as lead or co-lead counsel in ground-breaking, high-profile class actions alleging price fixing and other anticompetitive practices in the high technology, finance and other industries.
We seek justice for ordinary consumers or businesses that are the ultimate victims when manufacturers and multinational conglomerates conspire to fix the prices of products, components or commodities, or restrain competition in various markets. Pearson Warshaw has secured multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts in a wide range of antitrust actions.
What Is Antitrust Litigation?
The Sherman Antitrust Act, California’s Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law and other state and federal laws make it illegal for companies to agree to fix prices or to squeeze out competitors to create a monopoly or cartel. Directly or indirectly, businesses and consumers are hurt in the form of artificially high prices. Litigation often arises from Department of Justice or European Commission investigations into antitrust violations. A civil antitrust lawsuit seeks monetary damages — triple the amount of the defendants’ illicit gain.
What Is a Class Action?
A class action is a lawsuit brought by one or more individuals, commonly referred to as “class representatives,” on behalf of a larger group, or “class,” of individuals who have similar claims. The purpose of a class action lawsuit is to combine numerous claims of individuals into one action brought before a single judge to seek a legal remedy for all members of the class.
Qualified and Proven
Antitrust litigation is exceedingly complex, involving many millions of documents, extensive motion practice and many depositions. Pearson Warshaw has a sophisticated understanding of both the technological and economic principles of these complicated cases, and the ability to coordinate the consolidated claims of thousands of plaintiffs.