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.
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.
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.
A Manhattan federal judge last week dismissed several requests made by plaintiffs pursuing damages for Libor manipulation, but did allow them to add new allegations to support their claim of a relationship between the benchmark and a derivative.
We’re reporting from the Delaware federal courthouse in downtown Wilmington this morning, as the Department of Justice faces off against the top-flight litigators hired to defend the merger of two companies that dispose of radioactive waste. Watch for coverage of opening statements in the GCR briefing this afternoon. In other news, Libor plaintiffs have been grudgingly granted one point on which to re-plead; Becton Dickinson is buying Bard but could have an old opponent reviewing the deal; and third-party presidential candidates are still arguing that their exclusion from debates is an antitrust problem.
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.
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. Tom Webb at GCR Live Cartels
Plaintiff’s side law firm Hausfeld has teamed up with a public affairs consultancy to set up the Google Redress & Integrity Platform (GRIP), which aims to attract potential clients seeking redress against the technology company over its allegedly anti-competitive practices.
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