Joint Conduct

Top Italian court upholds annulment of fine

Italy’s Council of State has upheld a decision to quash a €29 million fine on two insurance companies, after finding that the country’s competition watchdog had failed to show that the parallel conduct was due to illegal agreements.  

Norway fines four publishers

South Africa confirms settlement in maize cartel

Japan warns Deutsche Bank over bid-rigging bonds

Second Circuit to decide if Uber terms are “reasonably conspicuous”

An appellate judge last week said he could see merit in arguments for and against compelling arbitration in an ongoing antitrust claim against Uber.

Judge Kavanaugh “struggling” with Anthem/Cigna market

A judge hearing arguments in Anthem’s appeal against a merger block said the health insurance market’s “unusual” features make it difficult to find precedents for the government’s claim that savings from lower input costs should not be considered as antitrust efficiencies.

Robot collusion and the future of online marketplaces

As the debate over internet regulation rages on, automated data processing systems in the online retail sector have received surprisingly little coverage. From Amazon to Skyscanner, price comparison softwares have become expected and even integral to modern living. But with the ease provided by the increasingly ubiquitous software has also come an easier pathway to collusion, and difficulties with regards to its prosecution.

Malaysia central bank chastises MyCC for auto insurance case

The central bank of Malaysia yesterday lashed out at the country’s competition authority, claiming it overstepped its bounds and undermined consumers by charging nearly two dozen automotive insurance companies with breaking competition law. Ron Knox at GCR Live Singapore


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