23 February 2018
Despite finding last year that Visa’s UK multilateral interchange fee scheme was not anticompetitive, an English judge has ruled that if he had found otherwise, the fees would not have constituted procompetitive efficiencies – deepening a three-way split among different UK trial courts that have overseen retailers’ interchange fee lawsuits against card companies.
16 February 2018
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ruled that iiyama’s lawsuits against liquid crystal display and cathode ray tube cartelists should go to trial, after a lower court found at a preliminary stage that the claimant’s indirect purchases from the global cartels fell outside the scope of EU antitrust law.
07 February 2018
NKT and Prysmian have argued that an English follow-on lawsuit against them should be stopped, as claimant Vattenfall has failed to substantiate allegations that the defendants’ UK subsidiaries implemented the cartel in the country.
07 February 2018
Counsel to BritNed has urged the High Court of England and Wales to reject “dirty” defendant ABB’s argument that a cartel did not cause the plaintiff’s subsea electricity joint venture to pay inflated prices for power cables.
06 February 2018
Energy company Vattenfall today rejected accusations of forum shopping in the English courts as it pursues UK subsidiaries of two companies that participated in the European power cables cartel.
05 February 2018
Two participants in the European power cables cartel have urged an English court to dismiss power company Vattenfall’s lawsuit against UK anchor defendant subsidiaries, with defence counsel accusing the plaintiffs of forum shopping.
29 January 2018
Lawyers in Israel have asked a domestic court to approve the filing of a three-billion-shekel (€714 million) class action against Facebook, accusing the social media company of abusing its dominant position by breaching privacy rules and commitments not to use data from WhatsApp.
22 January 2018
The head of the US Department of Justice's antitrust division has said that the agency is looking into the possibility of recovering damages for taxpayers in alleged price-fixing cases.
14 December 2017
Counsel to Samsung Electronics, which is defending against a damages claim for its role in the liquid crystal display cartel, has argued to an English appeals court that either Japanese or Taiwanese law should apply – which, unless the claimant pleads undue hardship, would end the lawsuit.
12 December 2017
Counsel to monitor maker iiyama, which is suing members of the liquid crystal display and cathode ray tube cartels over indirect purchases, told an appeal court today that limits to the territorial scope of EU investigations do not apply to private damages claims – and that even if they did, the recent Intel judgment cements the claimant’s ability to sue.