Damages Actions

Edeka and Tengelmann may seek damages from German authority

Edeka and Tengelmann may seek damages from German authority

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.

MasterCard tries to cut off Deutsche Bahn claim

MasterCard tries to cut off Deutsche Bahn claim

22 March 2017

Deutsche Bahn should not be allowed to attach a new claim to its ongoing damages action against MasterCard that would attack a part of the card company’s interchange fee scheme that is the subject of an ongoing European Commission investigation, MasterCard said in court today.

Canada enforcer resists disclosure orders

Canada enforcer resists disclosure orders

16 March 2017

Canada’s Competition Bureau last week said its investigations would be “seriously compromised” if the country’s courts force it to disclose information gathered during its investigations to private litigants.

English court pushes out Microsoft follow-on claims

English court pushes out Microsoft follow-on claims

28 February 2017

A judge in the High Court of England Wales today stayed Microsoft Mobile’s damages lawsuit against battery makers, finding that the claims were subject to arbitration and not properly brought in English court – and criticised its submissions as not “full and frank”.

Greek brewer seeks €100 million from Heineken

Greek brewer seeks €100 million from Heineken

24 February 2017

An independent Greek brewer has sued global beer maker Heineken in a Dutch regional court, arguing that an abuse of dominance fine levied by Greece’s competition authority in 2015 failed to stop Heineken from harming smaller rivals.

New York judge strikes some Euribor claims

New York judge strikes some Euribor claims

22 February 2017

A federal judge yesterday dismissed claims against 11 international banks accused of being involved in Euribor rigging, but refused to quash an antitrust claim against Citigroup and JP Morgan.

Ryanair keeps antitrust claim in Google lawsuit

Ryanair keeps antitrust claim in Google lawsuit

17 February 2017

A judge in the High Court of Ireland has refused to quash claims by Ryanair that Google infringed competition law, despite the technology company’s argument that the allegations were “parasitic” on the airline’s underlying trademark infringement claim.

BA franchisee wins damages against South African national airline

BA franchisee wins damages against South African national airline

16 February 2017

A South African court has granted the country’s second successful follow-on damages claim, ordering South African Airlines to pay 1.16 billion rand (€84 million) to rival Comair, which operates as British Airways in the country.

Germany: damages claims against cement cartel too late

Germany: damages claims against cement cartel too late

13 February 2017

Claims vehicle Cartel Damage Claims has failed for the second time in its quest to obtain damages from HeidelbergCement for the cement maker’s participation in a national cartel.

Can follow-on claims survive without litigation finance?

Can follow-on claims survive without litigation finance?

13 February 2017

Craig Arnott is a managing director of Burford Capital, a publicly traded litigation funding firm. Here, he considers the role of litigation funding on the European follow-on damages scene.

Streetmap v Google outcome becomes final

Streetmap v Google outcome becomes final

08 February 2017

Streetmap has exhausted its right to challenge a judgment that last year dismissed allegations that Google favoured its own mapping products in search results, after the Court of Appeal of England and Wales rejected the mapping provider’s final application for leave to appeal.

Post-judgment situation is “unjust and wrong”, says BA lawyer

07 February 2017

The General Court’s refusal to overturn the European Commission’s air cargo decision in relation to British Airways leaves it in force despite the same court finding it was fundamentally defective, counsel to the airline told the European Court of Justice today.