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Antitrust Litigation

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When individual consumers or businesses have been victimized by monopolization, price -fixing , restraint of trade or other anti-competitive conduct, legal claims based upon federal and state antitrust laws allow an injured party to seek both economic relief as well as injunctive relief. Federal law under the Clayton Act allows a successful party to recover treble damages (three times economic damages) as well as attorney fees. Injunctive relief can immediately stop the unlawful conduct by way of court order. Antitrust class action litigation allows a “lead plaintff” to act as a representative on behalf of all similarly injured parties. Many times such class action suits are the only economically feasible manner in which to hold wrongdoers responsible for their illegal conduct. Any antitrust type case should be fully explored with counsel familiar with this area of the law and who has handled these types of clases.