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Tribunal slaps down Robben Island price-fixing case

South Africa’s antitrust enforcer failed to prove that two ferry companies fixed prices on boat trips to the historic Robben Island, the country’s specialist tribunal has ruled – despite guilty pleas by three other operators.

LPG cartel fined again in India

India fines auto part cartelists

Italy issues €287 million fines in vast cardboard cartel probe

Ten years and classless: The Tipline for 20 August 2019

An attempt to certify a class of over 16,000 shippers in the decade-long Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge antitrust litigation has been derailed after a circuit court found that the plaintiffs’ damages model did not successfully prove classwide injury. Meanwhile, multiple Amazon executives have made more than $12,000 in combined donations to House antitrust subcommittee chair David Cicilline’s campaign committee this year. 

DC Circuit denies class status in rail surcharge litigation

A federal appellate court has affirmed the denial of class certification in the long-running Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge antitrust litigation, agreeing that the plaintiffs’ model to show class-wide damages was flawed.  

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.

Informal complaints keep cartel cases coming, says Belgian antitrust head

The president of Belgium’s Competition Authority has said that while the number of leniency applications his agency receives has gone down, the number of cartel cases that it opens has not. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live Brussels

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.


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