Work Area: Cartels

EU charges insurance association with restricting access to data pool

The European Commission has accused Insurance Ireland of “arbitrarily delaying” or denying rival insurers access to its data-sharing platform.

18 June 2021

Criminalise wage-fixing and no-poach agreements, Canadian parliamentary committee urges

A parliamentary committee has asked Canada’s government to ban anticompetitive labour market agreements between rivals, after Canada’s Competition Bureau was unable to investigate if three supermarket chains colluded to end an employee pandemic bonus.

18 June 2021

Health authorities should have pushed alternative medication, Servier tells UK court

Servier has kicked off its bid to convince a UK court that national health authorities should have encouraged doctors to prescribe cheaper generic drugs to mitigate their losses from its pay-for-delay settlements relating to a blood pressure medication.

17 June 2021

EU blocks former bank cartelists from coronavirus bond issuances

The European Commission has banned ten banks – including Barclays and Deutsche Bank – from participating in certain bond sales to fund coronavirus recovery due to their previous cartel involvement.

16 June 2021

Pakistan uncovers milk cartel

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has said that an investigation into the dairy sector has uncovered evidence that three leading trade associations conspired to fix milk prices in Karachi.

16 June 2021

Second Circuit overturns 1-800 Contacts ruling

It was inappropriate for the Federal Trade Commission to use a “quick-look” legal analysis when condemning 1-800 Contact’s trademark settlements as anticompetitive, a New York federal appellate court has said.

13 June 2021

Korea punishes railroad tie cartel

Korea’s competition authority has fined five companies that make railroad ties a combined €9.3 million for rigging bids on purchase orders called by state-owned and private companies.

11 June 2021

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