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Federal appeals court tosses antitrust injunction that goes too far in car dealer software suit

Dan Churney Nov. 13, 2017, 5:44pm

A Chicago federal appeals panel has scrapped an injunction won by a Wisconsin business against a Hoffman Estates-based provider of software to car dealers, with the court saying the injunction improperly distorts the marketplace.

Judge breaks down cardboard antitrust action, says prices were raised, but no evidence of scheme

Dan Churney Aug. 9, 2017, 3:15pm

A Chicago federal judge has boxed up a class action antitrust suit against two containerboard companies, which alleged the companies conspired to fix prices, saying plaintiffs may have raised prices and cut production, but defendants failed to show the acts were part of a scheme and not simply reactions to the market.

Lawsuit vs NHL over substance abuse, death of hockey player Boogaard dismissed

Scott Holland Jun. 6, 2017, 6:59pm

A federal judge has agreed with the National Hockey League and dismissed the complaint brought by the family of deceased professional hockey player Derek Boogaard, who died following a purported drug overdose.

$30M deal to end massive price-fixing class action vs steelmakers; all settlements now total $194M

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 19, 2016, 5:18pm

A group of about 5,500 manufacturers, metal fabricators and others who bought steel from eight American steelmakers about a decade ago have announced a $30 million deal with three of those mill operators – a settlement the parties intend would cap off a massive antitrust class action lawsuit accusing the steelmakers of manipulating supply to boost prices for their steel products.

Boogard family's claims vs NHL over blame for player's substance abuse, death suffer legal blow

Scott Holland Dec. 30, 2015, 11:41am

The family of a deceased professional hockey player, who died following a purported drug overdose, has suffered a setback in their bid to assign blame for the athlete’s death to the NHL.