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Jason Hartley to speak at the ABA Class Action Institute in Chicago

September 20, 2018. Mr. Hartley was invited to offer his views on the unique issues presented at depositions in class action cases, in a program called “Taking Class Action Depositions the Right Way”. The Conference is open to all lawyers and takes place on October 26-27, 2018 at the W Chicago City Center Hotel. [...]

2018-09-24T16:30:42+00:00September 20th, 2018|

Historic $6.2 Billion Cash Settlement of Payment Card Interchange Case

September 18, 2018. In the largest settlement of an antitrust case in U.S. history, a class of all merchants in the United States who accept Visa or Mastercard as payment agreed to accept $6.26 billion from the country’s largest banks for past price fixing.  The case, which has been hard fought for over 13 [...]

2018-09-24T16:29:41+00:00September 18th, 2018|

ExForge Price Fixing Case Filed

July 27, 2018. Hartley LLP is pursuing claims on behalf of end-payors of the prescription drug ExForge, which is used to treat high blood pressure. The complaint, filed in the Southern District of New York, alleges that Novartis, Par (now part of Endo) conspired to keep a cheaper generic version of ExForge off the market [...]

2018-08-01T19:17:22+00:00July 27th, 2018|

Jason Hartley Quoted in Law360

July 9, 2018. Jason Hartley was quoted by Law360 in an article concerning the latest urethane chemicals case filed by Hartley LLP.  You can find this article at this link: https://www.law360.com/articles/1060935/basf-others-face-price-fixing-suit-for-polyurethane-input

2018-07-11T22:36:09+00:00July 9th, 2018|

Urethane Chemicals Antitrust Case Filed

July 6, 2018. Hartley LLP filed a complaint on behalf of a class of direct purchasers of key inputs for polyurethanes. The complaint alleges that the prices of isocyanates MDI and TDI which, when combined with polyols form a polyurethane, were artificially manipulated by their manufacturers. Bayer, BASF, Covestro, Huntsman, DupontDow, and Mitsui are alleged [...]

2018-07-11T22:36:38+00:00July 6th, 2018|

Zetia Price Fixing Case Filed

June 29, 2018. Hartley LLP filed a class action complaint against Merck and Glenmark for engaging in anticompetitive activity surrounding the cholesterol drug, Zetia (ezetimibe). The complaint alleges that the drug’s brand manufacturer, Merck, entered into an unlawful reverse payment agreement with Glenmark, the generic drug manufacturer, to stay out of the Zetia market for [...]

2018-07-11T22:37:01+00:00June 29th, 2018|

Anti-poaching complaint filed on behalf of railroad service employees

June 13, 2018. Hartley LLP attorneys filed an antitrust class action against Wabtec and Knorr-Bremse for their alleged agreement not to solicit or hire each others employees. These companies dominate the market for rail support in the United States and the agreements between those companies, and a third named Faiveley, which was since acquired by Wabtec, [...]

2018-07-11T22:38:50+00:00June 13th, 2018|

Inductors Price Fixing Case Filed

April 11, 2018. Hartley LLP filed a lawsuit against several manufacturers of inductors, passive electronic components found in most electronic devices. The complaint alleges that Kemet, Murata, TOKO, Okaya, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sumida, Taiyo Yuden, TKD, Tokin and JEITA  conspired to fix the prices of inductors sold to companies in the United States. The DOJ has [...]

2018-07-11T22:37:48+00:00April 11th, 2018|

Jason Hartley Selected as a Lawyer Representative for the Southern District of California.

February 2, 2018. The Judges of the federal court in San Diego selected Jason Hartley as a lawyer representative for the legal community.  Lawyer representatives serve as liaisons between the judges and lawyers in San Diego, organize and sponsor the annual District Court Conference, and attend the Ninth Circuit Conference each year. "I am honored [...]

2018-07-11T23:53:01+00:00February 2nd, 2018|