Cases & Deals

Macy's defends antitrust class actions involving pricing in cosmetics and perfumes

Client(s) Macy's Inc.

Jones Day defended Federated Department Stores, including its Bloomingdale's and Macy's West divisions, against several antitrust class action lawsuits filed against Federated and other major retailers in California, alleging a conspiracy to fix prices of cosmetics, including perfumes. A settlement was approved the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2008.

Azizian v. Federated Dep't Stores, Inc., No. 3:03 CV-03359 SBA, 2006 WL 927333 (N.D. Cal., Apr. 10, 2006), aff'd, No. 05-15847 (9th Cir. 2007)