Antitrust

Fair and equal business competition is the American way, and Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's team of antitrust attorneys strive to keep it that way.

Federal and state antitrust laws prohibit business practices that restrain trade, create monopolies or stifle competition in the market place.

As part of the firm's Class Action Practice Group, SMBB's antitrust attorneys have extensive experience filing lawsuits when companies have engaged in the following antitrust violations:

  • Fixing prices or restricting supply for products or services
  • Agreeing not to compete for customers' business
  • Agreeing to allocate sales in certain markets, and
  • Refusing to supply a particular good or service unless another product is also purchased

Companies that commit such antitrust violations bypass rules of conduct that are intended to lower prices, increase product quality and provide choices for consumers by promoting free and open competition.

Proven Results

Simon Bahne Paris, the head of  Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's Class Action Practice Group, has secured numerous multi-million verdicts and settlements for clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and throughout the United States, including:

  • $120 million settlement for a class of direct purchasers of oriented strand board

Antitrust Experience

Antitrust investigations arise either independently at SMBB or in connection with governmental agencies such as the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission or state attorney generals. Through extensive industry research and consultation with the appropriate industry and economic experts, SMBB antitrust attorneys uncover companies' abuses of the antitrust laws and reveal them to the public. This allows competition to reign free again. It drives prices back to competitive levels while encouraging ingenuity in the products and services a company offers to win consumers' dollars.

If you believe you have been victimized by the antitrust actions of two or more companies, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our antitrust attorneys today.

Antitrust Attorneys

Charles J. Kocher
Charles J. Kocher Associate

Office: 215-575-3985