LPHS has extensive antitrust litigation experience in cases with hundreds of millions of dollars in damages at stake. Our background includes prosecuting and defending individual and class-action claims addressing a range of antitrust claims, including price fixing, monopolization, unlawful distribution arrangements, price discrimination and group boycotts. Our partners count themselves among the very few antitrust litigators in the country to have tried a monopolization claim to a jury.
- LPHS defended GE Healthcare in antitrust litigation brought by 17 plaintiffs from around the country seeking damages regarding anesthesia machines manufactured and serviced by GE. Following a two-week jury trial in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas, LPHS obtained a take-nothing judgment against two of the plaintiffs, while convincing the court to award a new trial against the remaining plaintiffs. The case settled just before the second trial.
- LPHS defended Nike against Robinson-Patman Act and Sherman Act claims about Nike Golf products, ultimately convincing the court to dismiss the antitrust claims against Nike.
- LPHS represents an online travel agency as a plaintiff in a group boycott case brought against the eight largest hotel brands in the United States related to online keyword advertising. Early in the case, the court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss in an 80-page opinion and refused to transfer the case to the hotel defendants’ preferred district.
- LPHS rejected an antitrust challenge, in Louisiana state court, to the settlement of a significant class action about the review of medical bills.