On September 29, 2014 Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of over 750 plaintiffs suing Carfax over its anticompetitive practices in the vehicle history report (“VHR”) market. The decision affirmed Bellavia Blatt’s argument that Carfax’s conduct is unlawful under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Judge Nathan’s decision allows the suit against Carfax to proceed to the discovery phase, meaning, Carfax will now have to disclose confidential information about its business dealings and practices. We anticipate learning even more about Carfax’s anticompetitive practices once we have access to key files and Carfax personnel.
If you would like to read more about this decision, you can download a copy of an article published in AutoDealer Monthly here.
Dealers’ interest in joining the lawsuit has grown dramatically as more and more learn about it. Unfortunately, we will soon have to close the lawsuit to new plaintiffs. If you are interested in learning more about this recent decision, and how you may join the lawsuit, please contact Chris Forgione ([email protected]) or Brad Stern ([email protected]) by email, or by telephone (516-873-3000).