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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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CRT Class Certification

Antitrust, damages analysis, class certification

Testimony from Dr. Janet Netz of applEcon assisted purchasers of cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and computer monitors in obtaining a recommendation for class certification from the Interim Special Master who wrote: “Having undertaken a rigorous analysis of…

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In re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation

Antitrust, damages analysis, class certification

applEcon helped a class of U.S. consumers to obtain settlements totaling $1.082 billion from a cartel of manufacturers of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. LCD panels are flat video displays used in computer monitors, laptop computers, and televisions. The nine…

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Datel Holdings Ltd. et al. v. Microsoft Corporation

Antitrust, Liability

Gamers will retain access to aftermarket peripheral devices for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 video game console as a result of a settlement between Microsoft and Datel. Owners of Datel memory units were surprised to find, that a required software patch for Xbox 360 rendered…

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Unocal Liability

Liability, Antitrust

Unocal influenced California regulators to adopt regulations that, unbeknownst to regulators, conferred monopoly power upon Unocal.  applEcon helped California gasoline consumers to win a settlement of $48 million.

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