Damages Actions

Google Shopping follow-on claim filed in Czech Republic

Google Shopping follow-on claim filed in Czech Republic

02 July 2020

A comparison shopping service is seeking upwards of €15 million in antitrust damages from Google after filing a rare follow-on claim in a Czech court.

Academic gown supplier files UK standalone claim

Academic gown supplier files UK standalone claim

29 June 2020

A supplier of academic gowns has claimed it was “thwarted and actively obstructed” from renting out its products to university students for use at graduation ceremonies.

Servier takes follow-on battle to UK Supreme Court

Servier takes follow-on battle to UK Supreme Court

09 June 2020

The EU General Court’s findings of fact are binding on domestic follow-on damages litigation if they provide “necessary support” to its annulment of a European Commission decision, Servier has argued to the UK’s top court.

Top German court provides welcome advice on cartel damages claims

Top German court provides welcome advice on cartel damages claims

01 June 2020

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has clarified how courts must assess cartel damages cases in two rulings that one lawyer has called a “clear, comprehensive and balanced framework” for the country’s follow-on litigation regime.

Court of Appeal sends Mastercard limitation debate back to CAT

Court of Appeal sends Mastercard limitation debate back to CAT

22 May 2020

A UK appeals court has agreed with Mastercard that Dixons filed its damages suit against the credit card company too late to claim for pre-1997 losses, but said the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal must determine at trial if the retailer is exempt from limitation rules.

Merricks warns Supreme Court: defeat signals end of UK class action regime

Merricks warns Supreme Court: defeat signals end of UK class action regime

14 May 2020

Overburdensome requirements on class representatives to show evidence of pass-on at the certification stage would “knock out” the type of mass consumer claim that Walter Merricks is trying to bring, his counsel has argued.

Mastercard and Merricks clash at UK Supreme Court

Mastercard and Merricks clash at UK Supreme Court

13 May 2020

Class action applicants must show at the certification stage that enough data is available to prove any alleged overcharge was passed on to consumers, Mastercard has told the UK Supreme Court.

Orange sued in rare Romanian competition damages claim

Orange sued in rare Romanian competition damages claim

06 May 2020

A defunct mobile marketing company has filed a €17 million standalone damages claim against Orange Romania for allegedly restricting its access to the mobile network market.

Speedy disclosure “unrealistic” amid covid-19, UK judge says

Speedy disclosure “unrealistic” amid covid-19, UK judge says

05 May 2020

The UK judge presiding over Daimler’s follow-on claim against EU roll-on roll-off cartelists has distilled the difficulties of running competition law cases during the covid-19 pandemic as he ruled on a disclosure dispute.

UK tribunal suggests expediting and referring trucks appeal

UK tribunal suggests expediting and referring trucks appeal

27 March 2020

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has allowed defendant truck manufacturers to appeal against its ruling on the binding nature of the European Commission’s trucks cartel decision.