Damages Actions

English judge trims air cargo claims

English judge trims air cargo claims

04 October 2017

Mrs Justice Vivien Rose has ruled that victims of the air cargo cartel cannot claim damages for collusion that affected certain routes before EU Regulation 1/2003 became effective in 2004.

English judge refuses to order disclosure of foam leniency documents

English judge refuses to order disclosure of foam leniency documents

04 October 2017

A High Court judge today refused to grant a bankrupt mattress maker access to notes relating to polyurethane foam cartelist Recticel’s oral leniency application – but did order the defendant to hand over documents relating to implementation of the cartel outside the UK.

Amsterdam court backs air cargo claims vehicle

02 October 2017

A Dutch trial court that frequently handles antitrust matters has rejected arguments that assignment-based funding models for competition damages claims are incompatible with public policy.

Canadian court denies request to depose competition investigator

Canadian court denies request to depose competition investigator

29 September 2017

Canada’s top court has ruled that private litigants cannot force the deposition of the lead investigator in a retail fuel price fixing investigation.

CAT refuses permission to appeal against MasterCard class action denial

29 September 2017

The UK’s specialist antitrust tribunal has found it lacks jurisdiction to grant permission to appeal against its rejection of certification for a proposed £14 billion (€15.9 billion) interchange fee class action against MasterCard – and said it would have denied permission even if it had jurisdiction.

Israel considers creating class action court

Israel considers creating class action court

18 September 2017

Israel's Antitrust Authority and the country's justice ministry may nominate a Jerusalem court to handle all antitrust class action lawsuits.

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.