Antitrust Class Actions 

Sampling of Cases

beef (direct) antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $52,500,000

Class Period: January 1, 2015 – February 10, 2022

Filing Deadline: To Be Determined 

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased boxed or case-ready beef processed from Fed Cattle, for use or delivery in the U.S., directly from any of the Defendants during the class period. 

List of Defendants

tuna (direct) Antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $13,000,000

Class Period: June 1, 2011 – July 31, 2015

Filing Deadline: January 6, 2023

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased Package Tuna Products directly from any of the Defendants, in the U.S. during the class period.

SALMON (direct) antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $85,000,000

Class Period: April 10, 2013 – May 26, 2022

Filing Deadline: September 23, 2022 

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased farm-raised Atlantic salmon or products derived therefrom directly from one or more defendants during the class period.

List of Defendants

Turkey (direct) antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $4,625,000

Class Period: January 1, 2010 – January 1, 2017

Filing Deadline: To Be Determined 

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased Turkey directly from any of the Defendants, in the U.S. during the class period.

List of Defendants

Capacitors (direct) antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $165,000,000

Class Period: January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2013

Filing Deadline: July 29, 2022

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the U.S. who purchased aluminum, tantalum or film Capacitors (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures) directly from any of the Defendants, their subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures from January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2013 (“Class Period”), and you are (a) inside the U.S. and were billed or invoiced for capacitors by one or more Defendants during the Class Period (i.e., where capacitors were “billed to” persons within the U.S); or (b) outside the U.S and were billed or invoiced by one or more Defendants during the Class Period, where such capacitors were imported into the U.S. by one or more Defendants (i.e., where the capacitors were “billed to” persons outside the U.S. but “shipped to” persons within the United States).

List of Defendants

Pork (direct) Antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $101,864,300

Class Period: January 1, 2009 – January 12, 2021

Filing Deadline: June 14, 2022

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased pork directly from any of the Defendants, in the U.S. during the class period.

List of Defendants

Glumetza antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $453,850,000

Class Period: May 6, 2012 – August 15, 2020 

Filing Deadline: May 29, 2022 

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased Glumetza or generic Glumetza (Metformin HCl) directly from any of the Defendants, in the U.S. during the class period.

Capacitors (Indirect) Antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $165,000,000

Class Period: January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2013

Filing Deadline: Deadline Passed

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the U.S. who purchased Capacitors (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures) directly from any of the Defendants, their subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures from January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2013 (“Class Period”), and you are (a) inside the U.S. and were billed or invoiced for capacitors by one or more Defendants during the Class Period (i.e., where capacitors were “billed to” persons within the U.S); or (b) outside the U.S and were billed or invoiced by one or more Defendants during the Class Period, where such capacitors were imported into the U.S. by one or more Defendants (i.e., where the capacitors were “billed to” persons outside the U.S. but “shipped to” persons within the United States).

Diisocyanates (direct) antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: To Be Determined 

Class Period: January 1, 2016 – Present

Filing Deadline: To Be Determined 

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the United States, its territories, and/or the District of Columbia who purchased directly (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates and/or joint ventures) Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Products and/or Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Products from any of the Defendants or their subsidiaries or affiliates, at any time from January 1, 2016 until the present.

List of Defendants

Broiler chicken (direct) Antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $170,261,600

Class Period: January 1, 2008 – December 20, 2019

Filing Deadline: May 17, 2021

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the U.S. that purchased Broilers directly from any of the Defendants or any co-conspirator, or their respective subsidiaries of affiliates, for use or delivery in the United States during the class period.

 Qualified Broilers: A broiler is any chicken that is bred and raised specifically for meat production. Qualified Broilers include fresh or frozen, raw or cooked, whole or in parts, or as a meat ingredient in a value-added product. 

Butter & Cheese (Direct) Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Amount: $220,000,000

Class Period: December 6, 2008 – July 31, 2013

Filing Deadline: April 23, 2021

Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the U.S. that purchased butter and/or cheese directly from one or more of the CWT members including the Defendants, during the class period.

Interior Molded Doors (Direct) Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Amount: $61,600,000

Class Period: October 19, 2014 – December 31, 2018

Filing Deadline: September 24, 2021

Class Member Eligibility: All persons or entities that purchased interior molded doors in the United States directly from JELD-WEN, Inc and/or Masonite Corporation at any time from October 19, 2014 to December 31, 2018. 

blue cross blue shield antitrust settlement

Settlement Amount: $2,670,000,000

Class Period: February 7, 2008 – October 16, 2020

Filing Deadline: November 5, 2021

Class Member Eligibility: Individuals, Insured Groups (and their employees), and Self-Funded Accounts (and their employees), that purchased, were covered by, or were enrolled in a Blue-Branded Commercial Health Benefit Product sold, underwritten, insured, administered, or issued by any Settling Individual Blue Plan during the respective class period.

GM Ignition Switch Settlement

Settlement Amount: $121,100,000

Class Period: 1997 – 2014

Filing Deadline: September 24, 2021

Class Member Eligibility: All persons or businesses who, at any time as of or before the Recall Announcement Date of the Recall(s) applicable to the Subject Vehicle, own(ed), purchase(d), and/or lease(d) a Subject Vehicle in any of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all other United States territories and/or possessions.

Automotive Parts Antitrust (Indirect) Settlement

Settlement Amount: $1,200,000,000

Class Period: 1990 – 2019

Filing Deadline: December 31, 2019

Class Member Eligibility: Persons or businesses that: 1) Bought or leased a new motor vehicle from 1990 to 2019 in the U.S. (not for resale) or 2) Indirectly paid for a motor vehicle replacement part.

Domestic Drywall Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Amount: $190,700,000

Class Period: See below

Filing Deadline: November 15, 2018

Class Member Eligibility: All persons or entities that purchased paper-back gypsum Wallboard in the United States directly from: (a) Any of the Defendants and/or L&W Supply Corporation and/or their affiliates and subsidiaries from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013;  (b) Any of the Defendants (excluding Georgia Pacific) and/or L&W Supply Corporation and/or their affiliates and subsidiaries from January 1, 2012 through June 16, 2016.

Liquid Aluminum Sulfate – Direct Settlement

Settlement Amount: Amounts differ per Defendant

Class Period: January 1, 1997 through February 28, 2011

Filing Deadline: June 13, 2019 (rolling deadlines per settlement)

Class Member Eligibility: You are a member of the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class if you are a person or entity that purchased Alum in the United States directly from a Defendant from January 1, 1997, through February 28, 2011. Generally, you are included in the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class if you purchased Alum directly from a Defendant during this period. Excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class are (i) Defendants and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and (ii) any Direct Purchaser Settlement Class Members who timely and validly elect to be excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class.

Liquid Aluminum Sulfate – Indirect Settlement

Settlement Amount: Up to $33,625,000

Class Period: January 1, 1997 through February 28, 2011

Filing Deadline: February 15, 2020 

Class Member Eligibility: You are a member of the Indirect Purchaser Settlement Class if you are a person or entity in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin (the “Indirect Purchaser States”), who indirectly purchased Alum, not for resale, which was manufactured, produced or supplied by Defendants or their unnamed co-conspirators from January 1, 1997 through February 28, 2011.  Excluded from the Class are Defendants and co-conspirators and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates.

Lithium Ion Batteries Settlement

Settlement Amount: $113,000,000

Class Period: January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2011

Filing Deadline: July 19, 2019

Class Member Eligibility: You are eligible if: You were a resident of the United States from January 1, 2000, to May 31, 2011, and, you purchased for yourself (and not for resale) one of the products covered by the settlement below at any physical or online retailer.

  • Portable computers
  • Cordless power tools
  • Cameras / camcorders
  • Audio players
  • Replacement batteries for these products

Optical Disk Drive Indirect Purchaser Settlement

Settlement Amount: $205,000,000

Class Period: April 1, 2003 to December 31, 2008

Filing Deadline: June 28, 2019

Class Member Eligibility: Included in the Certified Class are: 1) All persons and entities that purchased a new computer with an internal ODD, a stand-alone ODD designed for internal use in a computer, or an ODD designed to be attached externally to a computer for personal use and not for resale, such as a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, or COMBO drive. All DVD drives are eligible. Solo CD drives are not eligible. 2) All persons and entities that made this purchase while a resident of Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin. 3) All persons and entities that made this purchase between April 1, 2003, and December 31, 2008.

Resistors Antitrust Settlement (Direct) – Domestic

Settlement Amount: $50,250,000 

Class Period: July 9, 2003 through August 1, 2014

Filing Deadline: August 14, 2019

Class Member Eligibility: The Class for the Settlements has been defined as all persons in the United States who purchased linear resistors (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures) directly from any of the Defendants, their subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures from July 9, 2003 through August 1, 2014.  The Settlements do not include non-linear resistors

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    Antitrust Class Actions 

    Sampling of Cases

    beef (direct) antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: $52,500,000

    Class Period: January 1, 2015 – February 10, 2022

    Filing Deadline: To Be Determined 

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased boxed or case-ready beef processed from Fed Cattle, for use or delivery in the U.S., directly from any of the Defendants during the class period. 

    List of Defendants

    Turkey (direct) antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: $4,625,000

    Class Period: January 1, 2010 – January 1, 2017

    Filing Deadline: To Be Determined 

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased Turkey directly from any of the Defendants, in the U.S. during the class period.

    List of Defendants

    Pork (direct) Antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: $101,864,300

    Class Period: January 1, 2009 – January 12, 2021

    Filing Deadline: June 14, 2022

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased pork directly from any of the Defendants, in the U.S. during the class period.

    List of Defendants

    Capacitors (direct) antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: $165,000,000

    Class Period: January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2013

    Filing Deadline: To Be Determined 

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the U.S. who purchased aluminum, tantalum or film Capacitors (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures) directly from any of the Defendants, their subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures from January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2013 (“Class Period”), and you are (a) inside the U.S. and were billed or invoiced for capacitors by one or more Defendants during the Class Period (i.e., where capacitors were “billed to” persons within the U.S); or (b) outside the U.S and were billed or invoiced by one or more Defendants during the Class Period, where such capacitors were imported into the U.S. by one or more Defendants (i.e., where the capacitors were “billed to” persons outside the U.S. but “shipped to” persons within the United States).

    List of Defendants

    tuna (direct) Antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: $13,000,000

    Class Period: June 1, 2011 – July 31, 2015

    Filing Deadline: April 28, 2022

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased Package Tuna Products directly from any of the Defendants, in the U.S. during the class period.

    glumetza (direct) Antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: $453,850,000

    Class Period: May 6, 2012 – August 15, 2020

    Filing Deadline: May 29, 2022

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses that purchased Glumetza or generic Glumetza (Metformin HCl) directly from any of the Defendants, in the U.S. during the class period.

    Capacitors (Indirect) Antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: $165,000,000

    Class Period: January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2013

    Filing Deadline: Deadline Past

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the U.S. who purchased Capacitors (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures) directly from any of the Defendants, their subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures from January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2013 (“Class Period”), and you are (a) inside the U.S. and were billed or invoiced for capacitors by one or more Defendants during the Class Period (i.e., where capacitors were “billed to” persons within the U.S); or (b) outside the U.S and were billed or invoiced by one or more Defendants during the Class Period, where such capacitors were imported into the U.S. by one or more Defendants (i.e., where the capacitors were “billed to” persons outside the U.S. but “shipped to” persons within the United States).

    Diisocyanates (direct) antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: To Be Determined 

    Class Period: January 1, 2016 – Present

    Filing Deadline: To Be Determined 

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the United States, its territories, and/or the District of Columbia who purchased directly (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates and/or joint ventures) Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Products and/or Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Products from any of the Defendants or their subsidiaries or affiliates, at any time from January 1, 2016 until the present.

    List of Defendants

    Broiler chicken (direct) Antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: $170,261,600

    Class Period: January 1, 2008 – December 20, 2019

    Filing Deadline: May 17, 2021

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the U.S. that purchased Broilers directly from any of the Defendants or any co-conspirator, or their respective subsidiaries of affiliates, for use or delivery in the United States during the class period.

     Qualified Broilers: A broiler is any chicken that is bred and raised specifically for meat production. Qualified Broilers include fresh or frozen, raw or cooked, whole or in parts, or as a meat ingredient in a value-added product. 

    Butter & Cheese (Direct) Antitrust Settlement

    Settlement Amount: $220,000,000

    Class Period: December 6, 2008 – July 31, 2013

    Filing Deadline: April 23, 2021

    Class Member Eligibility: Businesses in the U.S. that purchased butter and/or cheese directly from one or more of the CWT members including the Defendants, during the class period.

    Interior Molded Doors (Direct) Antitrust Settlement

    Settlement Amount: $61,600,000

    Class Period: October 19, 2014 – December 31, 2018

    Filing Deadline: September 24, 2021

    Class Member Eligibility: All persons or entities that purchased interior molded doors in the United States directly from JELD-WEN, Inc and/or Masonite Corporation at any time from October 19, 2014 to December 31, 2018. 

    blue cross blue shield antitrust settlement

    Settlement Amount: $2,670,000,000

    Class Period: February 7, 2008 – October 16, 2020

    Filing Deadline: November 5, 2021

    Class Member Eligibility: Individuals, Insured Groups (and their employees), and Self-Funded Accounts (and their employees), that purchased, were covered by, or were enrolled in a Blue-Branded Commercial Health Benefit Product sold, underwritten, insured, administered, or issued by any Settling Individual Blue Plan during the respective class period.

    GM Ignition Switch Settlement

    Settlement Amount: $121,100,000

    Class Period: 1997 – 2014

    Filing Deadline: September 24, 2021

    Class Member Eligibility: All persons or businesses who, at any time as of or before the Recall Announcement Date of the Recall(s) applicable to the Subject Vehicle, own(ed), purchase(d), and/or lease(d) a Subject Vehicle in any of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all other United States territories and/or possessions.

    Automotive Parts Antitrust (Indirect) Settlement

    Settlement Amount: $1,200,000,000

    Class Period: 1990 – 2019

    Filing Deadline: December 31, 2019

    Class Member Eligibility: Persons or businesses that: 1) Bought or leased a new motor vehicle from 1990 to 2019 in the U.S. (not for resale) or 2) Indirectly paid for a motor vehicle replacement part.

    Domestic Drywall Antitrust Settlement

    Settlement Amount: $190,700,000

    Class Period: See below

    Filing Deadline: November 15, 2018

    Class Member Eligibility: All persons or entities that purchased paper-back gypsum Wallboard in the United States directly from: (a) Any of the Defendants and/or L&W Supply Corporation and/or their affiliates and subsidiaries from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013;  (b) Any of the Defendants (excluding Georgia Pacific) and/or L&W Supply Corporation and/or their affiliates and subsidiaries from January 1, 2012 through June 16, 2016.

    Liquid Aluminum Sulfate – Direct Settlement

    Settlement Amount: Amounts differ per Defendant

    Class Period: January 1, 1997 through February 28, 2011

    Filing Deadline: June 13, 2019 (rolling deadlines per settlement)

    Class Member Eligibility: You are a member of the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class if you are a person or entity that purchased Alum in the United States directly from a Defendant from January 1, 1997, through February 28, 2011. Generally, you are included in the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class if you purchased Alum directly from a Defendant during this period. Excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class are (i) Defendants and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and (ii) any Direct Purchaser Settlement Class Members who timely and validly elect to be excluded from the Direct Purchaser Settlement Class.

    Liquid Aluminum Sulfate – Indirect Settlement

    Settlement Amount: Up to $33,625,000

    Class Period: January 1, 1997 through February 28, 2011

    Filing Deadline: February 15, 2020 

    Class Member Eligibility: You are a member of the Indirect Purchaser Settlement Class if you are a person or entity in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin (the “Indirect Purchaser States”), who indirectly purchased Alum, not for resale, which was manufactured, produced or supplied by Defendants or their unnamed co-conspirators from January 1, 1997 through February 28, 2011.  Excluded from the Class are Defendants and co-conspirators and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates.

    Lithium Ion Batteries Settlement

    Settlement Amount: $113,000,000

    Class Period: January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2011

    Filing Deadline: July 19, 2019

    Class Member Eligibility: You are eligible if: You were a resident of the United States from January 1, 2000, to May 31, 2011, and, you purchased for yourself (and not for resale) one of the products covered by the settlement below at any physical or online retailer.

    • Portable computers
    • Cordless power tools
    • Cameras / camcorders
    • Audio players
    • Replacement batteries for these products

    Optical Disk Drive Indirect Purchaser Settlement

    Settlement Amount: $205,000,000

    Class Period: April 1, 2003 to December 31, 2008

    Filing Deadline: June 28, 2019

    Class Member Eligibility: Included in the Certified Class are: 1) All persons and entities that purchased a new computer with an internal ODD, a stand-alone ODD designed for internal use in a computer, or an ODD designed to be attached externally to a computer for personal use and not for resale, such as a DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, or COMBO drive. All DVD drives are eligible. Solo CD drives are not eligible. 2) All persons and entities that made this purchase while a resident of Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin. 3) All persons and entities that made this purchase between April 1, 2003, and December 31, 2008.

    Resistors Antitrust Settlement (Direct) – Domestic

    Settlement Amount: $50,250,000 

    Class Period: July 9, 2003 through August 1, 2014

    Filing Deadline: August 14, 2019

    Class Member Eligibility: The Class for the Settlements has been defined as all persons in the United States who purchased linear resistors (including through controlled subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures) directly from any of the Defendants, their subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, or joint ventures from July 9, 2003 through August 1, 2014.  The Settlements do not include non-linear resistors

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