Mrs Justice Vivien Rose has ruled that victims of the air cargo cartel cannot claim damages for collusion that affected certain routes before EU Regulation 1/2003 became effective in 2004.
A High Court judge today refused to grant a bankrupt mattress maker access to notes relating to polyurethane foam cartelist Recticel’s oral leniency application – but did order the defendant to hand over documents relating to implementation of the cartel outside the UK.
A Dutch trial court that frequently handles antitrust matters has rejected arguments that assignment-based funding models for competition damages claims are incompatible with public policy.
The Department of Justice sued yesterday to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, predicting that the world’s biggest telecommunications company would “use its control of Time Warner’s popular programming as a weapon to harm competition”.
GCR USA is taking a break for Thanksgiving, but we will be back in your inbox next Tuesday to catch you up on everything that happened over the holiday. Before we go, check out our coverage of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit to stop the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as well as Bill Baer’s regrets about airline mergers.
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.
Claudio Donato Monge and Marco López Volio
Daniel Pino Arroba and Paulette Ocampo
Alejandra Palacios Prieto
Paloma Alcántara and Fernando Carreño
Davit Akman, Ian Macdonald and François Baril
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Satyen Dhana, Christine Graham and Jacqueline Vallat
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