Our Cases

Our Cases

Since its founding, Straus & Boies has represented clients in myriad litigation around the country. Our attorneys have served as lead counsel or in leadership roles in some of the largest antitrust and consumer protection class actions of the past two decades. Below are some representative cases:

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Annuity Litigation
Straus & Boies is co-lead counsel on behalf of thousands of purchasers of certain Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (“Northwestern”) annuities. The lawsuit accuses Northwestern of deliberately stripping annuity policyholders of their dividend rights.  This case was litigated in multiple jurisdictions by Straus & Boies. It was settled for $84 million in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM)
Straus & Boies is co-lead counsel in coordinated multi-state proceedings against the manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (DRAM) for the violation of various antitrust/consumer protection laws.  Plaintiffs allege that the DRAM manufacturers conspired to  suppress and eliminate competition by fixing the prices of DRAM.  Settlements totaling more than $300 million have been approved in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Thin-Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display (TFT-LCD)
Straus & Boies served a leading role in the TFT-LCD litigation. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants conspired to fix the prices of TFT-LCD panels used in laptop computers, computer monitors, and televisions.  This case was settled for $1.1 billion in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)
Straus & Boies is serving a leading role in the CRT litigation. Plaintiffs allege that CRT manufacturers conspired to fix the prices of CRT screens used for computer monitors and televisions.  That litigation is pending in the United States Court for the Northern District of California.

Food Additives
As sole lead counsel, Straus & Boies effectively advanced the claims of indirect purchasers alleging the manufacturers of monosodium glutamate and nucleotides had engaged in a long running antitrust conspiracy.  Straus & Boies received final approval of a $40 million global settlement.

Indirect Purchaser Vitamins Litigation
Straus & Boies served as sole lead counsel in coordinated multistate proceedings involving more than 50 indirect purchaser and parens patriae actions pending in 23 separate state jurisdictions against the international manufacturers of bulk vitamins.  Straus and Boies secured the largest ever indirect purchaser antitrust settlement at that time of over $225 million dollars.