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Antitrust and Competition Litigation

Ice Miller litigators have represented clients in numerous antitrust cases involving both the public and private sector. 

Our antitrust experience includes monopolization claims; horizontal restraints of trade (such as price fixing, market allocation, and concerted refusals to deal); vertical restraints of trade (such as distributor terminations and unlawful tying arrangements); discriminatory pricing and related claims under the Robinson-Patman Act; unfair competition claims (such as advertising issues under the Lanham Act and violations of various state statutes); and franchise disputes.

Our antitrust experience also spans a variety of industries, including health care, automotive, mining, telecommunications, computer software, manufacturing and distribution and franchising.  We have also litigated numerous cases involving internet sales and competition issues.

Representative Clients

  • Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Representative Experience

  • Represented ready-mix concrete company in class actions (and federal and state civil and criminal investigations) alleging price fixing.
  • Represented mining companies in price fixing case against explosives manufacturers.
  • Represented City of Indianapolis in defending antitrust claims relating to regulation of cable television franchises.
  • Represented public hospital against claims brought by competing physician-owned hospital.
  • Represented Indianapolis Airport Authority against claims brought by operator of competing private airport parking facility.
  • Represented mining company in defense of monopolization charges brought by mineral lessors.
  • Represented major oil company in litigation brought by multiple franchisees challenging pricing and cost differentials between company-owned and franchise stations.
  • Represented owner of local television network affiliates against challenges to its ownership of three of four major network affiliations in local television market.
  • Represented Indy Racing League in various antitrust suits involving competing racing leagues and participants.
  • Represented numerous manufacturers in litigation relating to distributor and dealer termination, exclusive contract arrangements, and other distribution issues.
  • Represented Angie's List, Inc. in multiple unfair competition claims against competitors over improper use of client's trademark and other proprietary information.
  • Represented several suppliers of manufacturing components in Department of Justice price fixing investigation.
  • Represented hospitals and nursing homes in state and federal antitrust investigations.
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