Antitrust Class Actions Challenging Mergers
A Webinar Presented by the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
May 15, 2012
Three recent high profile merger transactions have been subject to post-closing treble damage actions brought as class actions by customers of the merged firms. Two decisions went in opposite directions on the issue of class certification. In the Evanston hospital case, the Seventh Circuit reversed denial of class certification. In Whole Foods, the D.C. District Court denied plaintiff's motion for class certification and the D.C. Circuit denied plaintiff's petition for permission to appeal. An earlier decision granted class certification in the Sirius XM case. Join us as we review these decisions and explore the unique issues that arise at the intersection of merger and class action law.