Barrack, Rodos & Bacine Files Complaint Against Guitar Center and National Association of Music Merchants

9/24/2009 - Barrack, Rodos & Bacine filed a class action complaint against Guitar Center and the National Association of Music Merchants (“NAMM”) for violations of the federal antitrust laws. This class action is brought on behalf of a class of purchasers of fretted musical instrument products such as acoustic and electric guitars, violins, amplifiers and strings (“FI Products”) between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2007 (the “Class Period”). The complaint alleges that Guitar Center, a dominant, multi-brand retailer and a member of the National Association of Music Merchants (“NAMM”), together with NAMM and its members, conspired to maintain, implement and/or enforce Minimum Advertised Pricing policies that had the purpose and effect of fixing prices, securing higher price levels, restricting retail price competition and eliminating price discounting. If you would like to learn more about this action or if you wish to discuss the matter further, please contact BR&B partner Jeffrey Gittleman by telephone at (215) 963-0600, or by email at