Our firm’s involvement in antitrust class action litigation dates back to the first cases in the field. In the early 1960’s, the founder of our firm, Harold E. Kohn, became nationally known for his work in the Electric Equipment Antitrust Litigation, the hundreds of civil cases started after the Justice Department uncovered a massive price fixing conspiracy in that industry. He represented public utilities against General Electric, Westinghouse and others and took the first of the civil cases to trial, shocking the legal profession with a $29 million verdict. Over the years, the firm has continued to be prominently involved in many of the major antitrust class actions litigated in this country. For example, in cases such as Big Apple BMW, Inc. v. BMW of North America, Inc., 974 F.2d 1358 (3d Cir. 1992), cert. denied, 507 U.S. 912 (1993), Alvord-Polk, Inc. v. F. Schumacher & Co., 37 F.3d 996 (3d Cir. 1994), cert. denied, 514 U.S. 1063 (1995), and Joseph Rossi, et. al. v. Standard Roofing, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 92-05377 (NHP), the firm has advanced the law in the Third Circuit for plaintiffs on the evidence needed to prove an antitrust conspiracy. Today, the firm is often appointed lead counsel or co-lead counsel in cases where we represent businesses and individuals in matters involving unfair and anticompetitive trade practices, abuses of monopoly power by large corporations, price-fixing, group boycotts, market allocation, and other schemes that injure consumers and competition.