Canada allows umbrella damages for class

Canada’s Supreme Court has allowed a class action claim against Toshiba, Pioneer and others to proceed, ruling that customers who purchased optical disk drives from non-cartelists can claim damages.

UK judge retires and Hausfeld changes leadership

A judge has stepped down and two founding partners at Hausfeld have been appointed as vice chairs at the global claimants' firm.

Face the nation

From 2013 to 2017, three of the divestitures that the US Federal Trade Commission ordered as remedies for otherwise anticompetitive mergers in consumer-facing markets failed in various ways. Pallavi Guniganti explores how other competition authorities have used consumer surveys to inform merger analysis in these markets. 

DOJ embraces arbitration after long CVS/Aetna review

Officials at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division have touted arbitration as a way to streamline the resolution of merger challenges, as they decry the lengthy Tunney Act proceeding for CVS/Aetna.

Surescripts case is more like Microsoft than Amex, state’s attorney says

The Federal Trade Commission’s unfair competition lawsuit against Surescripts resembles the Department of Justice’s case against Microsoft more than that against American Express, Sarah Oxenham Allen has said.

Face the nation

From 2013 to 2017, three of the divestitures that the US Federal Trade Commission ordered as remedies for otherwise anticompetitive mergers in consumer-facing markets failed in various ways. Pallavi Guniganti explores how other competition authorities have used consumer surveys to inform merger analysis in these markets. 

State aid recovery cannot fully restore competition, EU official says

Restoring effective competition to where it would have been in the absence of wrongful state aid “is never going to happen,” a European Commission official has said.

Vestager reappointed to head DG Comp

Margrethe Vestager has been given a second term as EU competition commissioner and tasked with heading the bloc’s digital policy, in a move lawyers have called “unprecedented” and “exceptional”.

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