Damages Actions

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.

CAT backs claimant in first fast-track judgment

CAT backs claimant in first fast-track judgment

26 May 2017

The UK’s specialised competition court has said the Law Society of England and Wales abused its dominant position as an accreditation body in the UK’s first-ever fast-track case.

Irish Supreme Court upholds litigation funding ban

Irish Supreme Court upholds litigation funding ban

24 May 2017

Observers say an affirmation by the Supreme Court of Ireland of third-party funding's illegality is unlikely to affect the country’s attractiveness as a forum for follow-on antitrust litigation.

UK air cargo judge sets roadmap for DG Comp decision disclosure

18 May 2017

Mrs Justice Vivien Rose today agreed to ask the European Commission to disclose a provisional non-confidential version of its re-adopted air cargo cartel decision.

French court shrinks Orange damages payout

French court shrinks Orange damages payout

17 May 2017

The Paris Court of Appeal yesterday cut the damages owed by Orange’s Caribbean subsidiary to a regional competitor by two thirds, marking a rare example of a follow-on claim reaching France’s appeal courts.

US federal judge rejects extraterritoriality arguments

16 May 2017

A federal judge in California last week ruled that several lithium-ion battery makers have failed to show that claims against them should be barred by legislation that limits the extraterritorial reach of US antitrust law.

Claimant withdraws UK’s first opt-out class certification request

Claimant withdraws UK’s first opt-out class certification request

15 May 2017

Dorothy Gibson has withdrawn her application to launch an opt-out class action against a mobility scooters manufacturer, as the expected damages would not outweigh the cost of the litigation.

MasterCard rips claimants’ applicable law arguments

11 May 2017

MasterCard’s defence counsel today said arguments by interchange fee claimants – that an English judge should apply Belgian law with its longer limitation periods – should fail, because this approach would be both advantageous for cartelists and impractical.