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David C. Eddy

Counsel

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Highly Effective Counsel for Highly Complex Matters

For more than thirty-five years, David Eddy has been representing clients in complex antitrust and other major commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including plaintiff antitrust litigation, nationwide and regional antitrust class actions (including price-fixing, tie-in, and exclusive dealing claims), nationwide product liability class actions, large corporate litigation (including trademark, tort, and contract claims), and Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice investigations.  David has represented clients in antitrust matters in a diverse array of industries, involving ocean shipping, textiles, herbicides, chemicals, railroad freight, commercial airline manufacture, boats, timber, petroleum, fire arms, food products, trucking, electronic products, and polyurethane foam.

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Education
  • George Washington University, J.D. with honors, 1978
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., cum laude, 1975
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Fourth Circuit
    • District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Antitrust Section
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • Prosecution and settlement of antitrust claims on behalf of fifteen major companies injured by a six-year conspiracy to fix rates and surcharges on ocean shipping between the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  • Prosecution and settlement of antitrust claims on behalf of a manufacturer injured by a 10-plus year conspiracy of international roll-on/roll off ocean carriers of vehicles to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate customers.
  • Prosecution and settlement of antitrust claims on behalf of 20 textile companies for damages caused by a six-year conspiracy to fix prices and allocate customers of polyester staple fiber.
  • Prosecution and settlement of antitrust claims for four family-owned bedding manufacturers in California, Georgia, and South Carolina injured by a conspiracy to fix the prices of polyurethane foam.
  • Prosecution and settlement of antitrust claims behalf of a chemical systems company injured by a conspiracy to fix prices of urethane chemicals.
  • Prosecution and settlement of a certified class action against a major international paper company for fixing the purchase prices for pulpwood timber in the Carolinas at artificially low levels.
  • Prosecution of multi-million dollar action between major competitor corporations involving monopolization, conspiracy, and boycott claims.
  • Representation of major buyers of rail freight services injured by a 4-plus year conspiracy to fix rail freight prices through the uniform adoption of rate-based fuel surcharges.
  • Defense of nationwide price-fixing conspiracy class action against LTL trucking company.
  • Defense of billion dollar federal antitrust and Lanham Act claims brought by a major chemical company against a major herbicide producer.
  • Defense of nationwide class action against major oil companies for alleged conspiracy to impose tie-in and exclusive dealing arrangements on independent station operators.
  • Defense of multi-million dollar actions against manufacturers and distributors arising out of distributor terminations.
Overview

David Eddy, Travis Wheeler, Dennis Lynch, and Marguerite Willis Should Major Customers Opt-out of or Exclude Themselves from Antitrust Class Actions, ASSOC. OF CORP. COUNSEL: S.C. CHAPTER (Newsletter Mar. 2017)

Member of Panel at the 16th Annual ABA National Institute on Class Actions, “Sifting Through All the Big Shoulders.” Litigating Class Actions Alongside Opt-Outs – Free-Riding or Riding Shotgun

David enjoys spending time with family, his dogs, sailing, reading, and enjoying life.

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“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” 

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe