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.
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.
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.
A Utah federal judge has held that a Department of Justice criminal collusion case against an heir locator service will be decided under the rule of reason.
The Federal Trade Commission and attorney general of North Dakota yesterday sued to block a health system’s acquisition of a rival North Dakota clinic, claiming the tie-up would reduce competition and raise prices.
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.
The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal today called the prospect of the EU developing a system in which member states can coordinate multijurisdictional competition damages litigation “fanciful”, but said the UK could learn from the US on how to handle similar claims filed in its own courts. Sonya Lalli in Amsterdam
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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