Antitrust Class Actions After Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes

Class action lawsuits are a staple of private antitrust litigation in the United States. Over the last four decades, they have become particularly prevalent in price-fixing cases involving consumer products in which the number of potentially injured individuals is great but individual damage claims, as measured by the so-called "overcharge," are relatively small even after trebling.

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