US probes billion-dollar-a-year overcharge

The US Department of Justice’s antitrust division is investigating a specific matter where the government is believed to have been overcharged by more than $1 billion a year, the enforcer’s head revealed today. Pallavi Guniganti in Paris

UK iiyama litigation should go to trial, appeal court rules

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ruled that iiyama’s lawsuits against liquid crystal display and cathode ray tube cartelists should go to trial, after a lower court found at a preliminary stage that the claimant’s indirect purchases from the global cartels fell outside the scope of EU antitrust law.

Japanese enforcer hits HDD suspension cartel with €7.5 million fine

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined NHK Nippatsu and a subsidiary 1 billion yen (€7.5 million) for participating in a hard disk drive suspension cartel.

  • Australia eyes stricter rules for immunity applicants

    A member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said the agency is reviewing its immunity policy due to concerns that applicants are failing to promptly provide documents and witnesses that would fully inform it of the cartel. Pallavi Guniganti in Paris

  • DG Comp takes Praxair/Linde to Phase II

    The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the proposed tie-up of two of the world’s four largest gas suppliers, following concerns that the deal could lead to higher prices and reduce choice for consumers and businesses.

  • Italy raids mobile phone operators

    Italy’s competition watchdog has raided the country’s four major mobile phone providers on the suspicion they coordinated billing strategies, following a crackdown by the Italian consumer regulator two years ago.

Jury finds merger anticompetitive

A federal jury has found that Jeld-Wen’s acquisition of Craftmaster Manufacturing caused millions of dollars in damages to rival doormaker Steves and Sons.

FTC and Impax face off in closing arguments

The Federal Trade Commission and Impax squared off on Thursday in a final round of arguments over the pay-for-delay case in the agency’s internal tribunal. 

Post Coty, the controversy continues

White & Case partners Assimakis Komninos in Brussels and Justus Herrlinger in Hamburg look at luxury, selective distribution and the questions still unanswered about what manufacturers can do.

EU Cartel Analysis: The Appeals

As part of GCR’s third EU Cartel Survey, we examined five years of court decisions stemming from appeals against European Commission cartel cases. The data implies that DG Comp sees its decisions overturned or amended before the EU's High Court more often than observers have suggested.

US probes billion-dollar-a-year overcharge

The US Department of Justice’s antitrust division is investigating a specific matter where the government is believed to have been overcharged by more than $1 billion a year, the enforcer’s head revealed today. Pallavi Guniganti in Paris

Ex-DOJ official to join Freshfields

Eric Mahr, previously director of litigation at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, will become a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Washington, DC, office next month.

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