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Belgium closes probe into distributor's previous exclusivity clauses

Belgium closes probe into distributor's previous exclusivity clauses

20 July 2017

Belgium's Competition Authority has ended an abuse of dominance probe into newspaper and magazine distributor AMP, saying its competition concerns were resolved by commitments its parent company, incumbent postal operator Bpost, had agreed to when acquiring AMP.

South Africa settles with another maize cartelist

South Africa settles with another maize cartelist

20 July 2017

South Africa's Competition Commission has struck a settlement deal with Brenner Mills over its alleged role in a maize cartel, bringing the total fines in the long-running case to 612 million rand (€40.3 million).

Second Circuit overturns Libor convictions

GCR USA - 20 July 2017

A federal appeals court has overturned the convictions of two former Rabobank traders for rigging the London InterBank Offered Rate, dealing a setback to the Department of Justice's already-maligned record for convicting individuals for corporate financial crimes.

Apple's iPhone suppliers sue Qualcomm for monopolisation

Apple's iPhone suppliers sue Qualcomm for monopolisation

GCR USA - 20 July 2017

Four of Apple's key iPhone suppliers filed counterclaims on Tuesday against Qualcomm alleging that the chipmaker violated federal antitrust laws by abusing a monopoly to extract higher-than-fair patent royalties.

Litigators of the Week: Michael Nemelka, Aaron Panner and Derek Ho

Litigators of the Week: Michael Nemelka, Aaron Panner and Derek Ho

GCR USA - 20 July 2017

How do you persuade customers to testify against the two dominant companies in an industry to help win your client access to the data it needs? A trio of partners at Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick say that if customers are sufficiently fed up with higher prices and the loss of their preferred service provider, they'll tell a judge about it.

Class cert denied in digital music antitrust case

Class cert denied in digital music antitrust case

GCR USA - 20 July 2017

A federal judge denied a group of music purchasers class certification in their lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment and other record labels for allegedly fixing the price of music downloads, potentially ending the action against the labels.

Fed-up customers, Qualcomm and digital music: The Tipline for 20 July 2017

GCR USA - 20 July 2017

Aside from the overturning of Libor convictions, today's briefing is high-tech heavy, as we cover iPhone suppliers' antitrust counterclaims against Qualcomm's patent suit; report the failure of a putative class of digital music buyers to win certification; and go behind the scenes of a data integration service provider's obtaining a preliminary injunction.

Greek enforcer fines Colgate-Palmolive for dominance

Greek enforcer fines Colgate-Palmolive for dominance

19 July 2017

Greece's competition enforcer has fined Colgate-Palmolive €10 million for abusing its dominant position and restricting parallel imports for detergent products.

Slovenia probes Renault for abuse of dominance

Slovenia probes Renault for abuse of dominance

19 July 2017

Slovenia’s competition enforcer has opened an investigation into Renault for allegedly abusing its dominance in training independent car mechanics and service providers.

UPDATED: Iceland blocks retail merger

UPDATED: Iceland blocks retail merger

19 July 2017

Iceland's Competition Authority has blocked a tie-up between consumer goods retailer Hagar and pharmaceuticals company Lyfja, finding that wholesaler Costco's entry into Iceland would do little to restrain the merged company's power over the market for some retail products.