Damages Actions

Judge narrows English Servier follow-on claim

Judge narrows English Servier follow-on claim

02 August 2017

A High Court judge struck out part of a follow-on lawsuit against Servier for its role in a pay-for-delay scheme that affected antidepressant perindopril as the alleged facts did not constitute an unlawful means conspiracy, according to a judgment released today.

MasterCard lawyers: UK certification judgment no "death knell" for class actions

MasterCard lawyers: UK certification judgment no "death knell" for class actions

28 July 2017

Lawyers who defended MasterCard against an attempted UK opt-out antitrust class action today said a court's refusal to certify the putative class probably will not chill other possible UK class action lawsuits.

Air cargo claimants fight for pre-2004 damages

Air cargo claimants fight for pre-2004 damages

11 July 2017

Counsel to claimants in the UK air cargo cartel lawsuit rejected the defendants’ arguments that flights between EU and non-EU states prior to 1 May 2004 were immune from damages actions.

Air cargo carriers try to push out pre-2004 claims

Air cargo carriers try to push out pre-2004 claims

10 July 2017

Defence counsel for multiple airlines have argued that claimants could not recover potential damages from air cargo flights between EU and non-EU states prior to 1 May 2004, because at that time EU competition law did not cover air transport.

CAT removes hurdle to rail safety standalone claim

CAT removes hurdle to rail safety standalone claim

07 July 2017

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a training accreditation organisation is an undertaking for the purposes of competition law, clearing the way for an abuse of dominance claim against the company.

Veolia files London trucks claim

07 July 2017

Utility company Veolia has tapped Hausfeld to sue multiple truck cartelists in the High Court of England & Wales, with the law firm set to bring several more claims in the next few months.

Google findings and remedy open the door to damages claims

Google findings and remedy open the door to damages claims

29 June 2017

The European Commission’s Google online search decision will provide litigation ammunition to the company’s rivals.

IMI and Delta settle copper fittings contribution claim

IMI and Delta settle copper fittings contribution claim

21 June 2017

A pair of engineering companies involved in the European copper fittings cartel have agreed to settle a contribution claim in the English courts.

Trucks plaintiff estimates potential £3.6 billion claim

Trucks plaintiff estimates potential £3.6 billion claim

14 June 2017

A UK road transport trade association intends to launch a follow-on damages claim against five truck makers found to have formed a cartel – but first it must convince the Competition Appeals Tribunal that it represents a suitable class of purchasers.

Vodafone and Infineon seek more disclosure in smart card chips follow-on

07 June 2017

An English judge has questioned whether further disclosure is necessary in Vodafone’s damages claim against smart card chip cartelists, as the additional data may not significantly alter the claimant’s alleged damages.