Topic: Boycotts

Australian court issues illegal boycott fines

An Australian court has fined one of the country’s largest construction companies and an industry trade union a total of €928,000 for illegally agreeing to boycott a subcontractor at a building site in Brisbane.

31 August 2022

EU accuses rail passenger operators of collective boycott

The European Commission has sent a statement of objections to rail incumbents in the Czech Republic and Austria alleging that they colluded to restrict a new entrant from accessing used train wagons.

10 June 2022

Ninth Circuit revives lawsuit against NAR

Real estate marketer has adequately alleged that the National Association of Realtors and its members engaged in an anticompetitive boycott, a federal appellate court has said.

27 April 2022

Peugeot dealers collectively boycotted rival platform, Danish enforcer says

Denmark’s competition watchdog has referred an association of Peugeot dealers to the state prosecutor after finding they conspired to boycott an online car sales marketplace in favour of a rival platform.

25 February 2022

France sanctions bailiff cooperatives for discriminatory membership rules

France’s Competition Authority has fined two separate court bailiff cooperatives for entering into anticompetitive agreements that intended to block potential rivals from entering the market.

14 January 2022

Ninth Circuit says NFL price-fixing case is too speculative

The City of Oakland does not have antitrust standing to accuse the National Football League of price-fixing but other cities might, a federal appellate court has said.

03 December 2021

Italian agency substantially cuts abuse fine after court ruling

The Italian Competition Authority has slashed an abuse of dominance fine it levied on a shipping transportation company from €29 million to €1 million after a first-instance court quashed half of the agency’s original infringement decision.

22 November 2021

Australian bank accused of boycott with “extremist organisation”

A trade association that represents the Australian red meat industry has complained to the country’s competition authority that Bank Australia and an animal protection organisation have banded together to refuse financial services to red meat and livestock companies.

19 July 2021

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