Berman Tabacco

Toys “R” Us

In re Toys “R” Us Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1211 (E.D.N.Y.)

As co-lead counsel, Berman Tabacco negotiated a $56 million settlement to answer claims that the retailer violated laws by colluding to cut off or limit supplies of popular toys to stores that sold the products at lower prices. The case developed the antitrust laws with respect to a “hub and spoke” conspiracy, where a downstream power seller coerces upstream manufacturers to the detriment of consumers. One component of the settlement required Toys “R” Us to donate $36 million worth of toys to needy children throughout the United States over a three-year period.

Case Information

  • Settlement Amount:
    $56,000,000 ($20M cash; $36M in charitable donations)