Our Previous Purchasers Antitrust Cases

Our lawyers have litigated antitrust claims asserted by purchasers of the defendants’ goods and services in the following cases:

UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health
Pillsbury & Coleman LLP currently represents self-insured businesses and employee welfare funds in antitrust and unfair competition claims against a large, dominant healthcare conglomerate that is alleged to use its market power to illegally prevent price competition and improperly inflate healthcare costs in Northern California. Treble damages are expected to exceed 1 billion dollars.

Treasury Securities Antitrust Litigation
Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP currently represents borrowers whose consumer loan interest rates are tied to the rates established through the federal government’s periodic auctions of treasury securities. The defendants are major financial corporations that allegedly conspired to illegally inflate the interest rates established by the federal treasury securities auctions. Treble damages are expected to be in the billions of dollars.

Antitrust Litigation Against Microsoft
Multiple cases on behalf of Microsoft’s software licensees and a separate case on behalf of a competitor for unlawful restraint of trade and unfair competition in the operating system and key business software markets.

  • Microsoft Cases I-V: Co-Lead counsel on behalf of Microsoft’s business and consumer licensees in California.

    Result: $1.1 billion settlement.

  • San Francisco v. Microsoft: Co-Lead counsel on behalf of Microsoft’s government entity licensees in California.

    Result: $70 million settlement.

  • Gordon v. Microsoft: Co-counsel on behalf of Microsoft’s business and consumer licensees in Minnesota.

    Result: $182 million settlement after 6 weeks of trial.

Cytec Antitrust Litigation
Represented a subsidiary of Cytec Industries in antitrust litigation against its principal carbon fiber suppliers for price fixing and illegal allocation of customers.

Result: Multiple settlements for a total recovery by client in excess of $16 million.

Intergraph Corp v. Intel Corp.
Co-counsel for Intergraph in prosecuting antitrust, patent, contract and tort claims against Intel.

Result: $450 million settlement for client

Visa USA Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Cases
Co-counsel for Visa in defense of consumer class action cases in numerous states alleging anti-competitive practices in the credit card and debit card markets.

Result: Nearly all antitrust claims resolved in favor of Visa through court dismissal or summary judgment. Remaining cases resolved through settlement.

Mills v. Cor-O-Van Records Management, Inc.
Defended Cor-O-Van against antitrust class action claim.

Result: Persuaded plaintiff to dismiss its unfounded claims against client without further proceedings or payment of any kind.

Datasafe Publications, Inc. v. Galacticomm Technologies, Inc.
Defended Galacticomm against antitrust claims for alleged resale price maintenance and price discrimination.

Result: Swift confidential settlement favorable to client