Five Subclasses Certified In Toys R Us Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (July 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Five consumer subclasses were certified on Wednesday to pursue claims against baby-product manufacturers accused of colluding with Toys R Us to impose vertical price restraints on certain products in order to thwart discount competitors.

In an order filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge Anita Brody allowed plaintiffs to proceed with Sherman Act claims against Toys R Us and five baby-product manufacturers as manufacturer-specific subclasses potentially comprising hundreds of thousands of consumers who purchased popular product lines — including those...
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