27 April 2017
The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal today said judges’ disclosure orders cannot satisfy economic experts’ “hunger” for all the data they might want in antitrust litigation.
20 April 2017
Six retailers have chosen not to appeal against a trial court ruling earlier this year that rejected their pursuit of damages from MasterCard over its multilateral interchange fees.
19 April 2017
Law firm Collyer Bristow and litigation funder Augusta have agreed to help retailers sue MasterCard and Visa over the credit card companies’ multilateral interchange fees, potentially adding more claims to a large number already brought in the UK.
12 April 2017
England’s Court of Appeal has ruled Deutsche Bahn cannot backdate a new claim against MasterCard for limitation purposes – which, depending on the outcome of a High Court hearing next month, may have allowed Deutsche Bahn to benefit from an earlier limitation period.
12 April 2017
Apple’s lawsuits against Qualcomm and misrepresentations to antitrust enforcers to spur investigations of the chipmaker are part of a global strategy to boost the iPhone maker’s bargaining power, Qualcomm said in court papers this week.
10 April 2017
A seafood distributor cannot continue a claim that a competitor froze it out of the market for selling seafood in the UK to trade buyers, a High Court judge ruled last week.
05 April 2017
An English judge today held that would-be licensors of standard-essential patents can directly enforce fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory royalty rates without having to resort to competition law – ruling that Unwired Planet did not abuse its dominance when it sought to injunct Huawei, even though its proposed rates were not FRAND.
31 March 2017
A UK court will allow Dorothy Gibson to replead her application for certification of an opt-out class pursuing a mobility scooter manufacturer – but has significantly narrowed the scope of her claim, and clarified a range of issues crucial to potential claimants.
29 March 2017
Two antitrust litigators said yesterday that EU member state judges could find ways to avoid provisions in the EU’s Damages Directive that are designed to make competition agencies’ decisions binding on courts.
23 March 2017
German food retailers Edeka and Kaiser’s Tengelmann are considering damages claims against the country’s competition authority for blocking their tie-up, says a source close to the matter.