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Class Action Cases Against Microsoft

Antitrust, liability, causation, damages, and class certification for plaintiffs

An end-consumer class of individuals and businesses in California sued Microsoft for monopoly overcharges on the Windows operating system, as well as MS Word and MS Excel applications. The case was originally filed in early 1999, nearly a year before Judge Jackson…

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Dial Corp. et al. v. News Corp. et al.

On the first day of its trial for monopoly maintenance, News Corp agreed to pay $280 million to settle a suit brought on behalf of a class of consumer packaged goods companies against News Corp’s subsidiary News America Marketing (“News”).; News also agreed to…

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Collins Inkjet Corporation v. Eastman Kodak Company

Antitrust, tying, bundled pricing

Consultation with applEcon economists helped Collins Inkjet to demonstrate that their claim met a precedent-setting new standard for tying, and sustain the defendant’s appeal of a preliminary injunction in Collins Inkjet Co. v. Eastman Kodak. The plaintiff, Collins…

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In re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation

antitrust, damages analysis, class certification

Testimony from Dr. Janet Netz of applEcon assisted purchasers of cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and computer monitors to obtain cash settlements totaling $563 million from seven CRT manufacturers. applEcon supported class counsel throughout the legal process,…

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Dial Corp. et al. v. News Corp. et al.

Antitrust, monopolization, damages analysis, class certification

Testimony by Professor Jeffrey MacKie-Mason of applEcon assisted packaged goods manufacturers to obtain class certification in a lawsuit alleging monopolization of the market for third party in-store promotions by News America Marketing (“News”). News buys exclusive…

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