Grubhub, Postmates And Uber Can't Dodge Antitrust Suit

By Craig Clough (March 30, 2022, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge declined to dismiss a proposed class action Wednesday against Grubhub, Postmates and Uber accusing the food delivery giants of violating antitrust laws by fixing prices through restrictive agreements, finding the consumers plausibly allege the platforms compete for transactions in a national geographic market.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said in an order the proposed classes adequately alleged injury through the platforms' so-called "no price competition clauses," which they claim create supracompetitive prices. The judge also held the consumers sufficiently defined the relative national and local markets, while rejecting the arguments of Grubhub Inc., Postmates Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc.'s Eats...

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