Brian’s litigation practice focuses on holding businesses accountable for fair practices that keep prices and markets competitive.
In challenging monopolistic practices and cartel activity by corporations, Brian Hogan protects businesses and consumers from unjust and unfair business practices. He brings deep experience to complex litigation and antitrust litigation with a focus on major class actions. From agriculture, to transportation, to financial sectors, Brian has litigated broad scope of matters across a wide range of industries.
Brian argues and tries cases in both state and federal courts across the United States. He is hands-on at every stage of the litigation process, including briefing motions, leading discovery in complex cases, overseeing complex econometric modeling and expert work, and managing the review of millions of documents produced in discovery. Brian has been part of numerous trial teams before state and federal court juries and has worked on briefing and appellate arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
- In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation — An antitrust class action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan brought on behalf of direct purchasers of automotive parts in multiple, concurrently active nationwide price-fixing cases, resulting in more than $500 million in settlements.
- In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation — This U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York antitrust class action for a proposed class of merchants alleged that certain Visa and Mastercard rules, including anti-steering restraints and default interchange fees, caused artificially inflated interchange fees paid by merchants on credit and debit card transactions.
- In re Peanut Farmers Antitrust Litigation — This U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia antitrust class action was brought on behalf of peanut farmers against peanut shelling companies for price-fixing. The litigation resulted in more than $100 million in settlements.
- In re Toyota Hybrid Brake Litigation — A nationwide class action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas that arose from allegations that Toyota manufactured, sold, and leased vehicles with defective braking systems.
- Zakikhani, et al. v Hyundai Motor Company, et al. — A nationwide class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of Hyundai and Kia vehicle owners and lessees that claimed the automobile manufacturers sold hundreds of thousands of vehicles with a potentially deadly defect that can cause spontaneous engine compartment fires, resulting in damage to cars and homes.
- In re Farm-Raised Salmon and Salmon Products Litigation — An antitrust class action that alleged that various North Atlantic farms engaged in restrictive business practices, including illegal price-fixing, and violated rules prohibiting cartels. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida litigation garnered $80 million in settlements.
- In re Local TV Advertising Antitrust Litigation — This antitrust class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois accused the fifteen primary industry players of fixing television advertising prices.
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan