1. May 24, 2024

    Software-Aided Price Fixing Under Antitrust Assault

    Claims that companies in the same industry are using software middlemen to fix prices are percolating in federal courts around the country, with cases targeting major operators in residential real estate, hospitality and health insurance, among other areas.

  2. April 08, 2024

    Atlantic City Hotels Say Gov't Backing Can't Save Pricing Suit

    Atlantic City casino-hotels continue to push a New Jersey federal judge to toss room rate price-fixing allegations they say get no help from a U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission intervening brief that argued algorithmic collusion is just as liable under antitrust law.

  3. March 28, 2024

    DOJ, FTC Weigh In On Another Pricing Algorithm Case

    The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission intervened in another alleged algorithmic collusion case Thursday with a statement of interest arguing that Atlantic City casino-hotels can't duck room rate price-fixing allegations simply by arguing there's no evidence they communicated directly or that pricing recommendations were binding.

  4. February 21, 2024

    Atlantic City Hotels Want Room Rate Suit Tossed

    Atlantic City casinos said on Tuesday a suit alleging they conspired to inflate room rates should be tossed, arguing it doesn't show there was any kind of agreement between the casinos and that its claims are partially time-barred.

  5. August 29, 2023

    NJ Casino Guests Eye Consolidation Of Room-Rate Suits

    Atlantic City casino-hotel guests have asked a federal court to consolidate three proposed class actions that claim Caesars, Hard Rock, MGM and others stacked the deck against consumers by conspiring to artificially inflate room rates in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

  6. May 10, 2023

    Guests Say Algorithm Unfairly Fixes Atlantic City Room Rates

    Atlantic City casinos used an algorithm in a conspiracy to inflate their hotel room prices in a violation of antitrust laws, according to a proposed class action filed in New Jersey on Tuesday.