Damages Actions

Portugal’s first antitrust class action moves forward

Portugal’s first antitrust class action moves forward

16 September 2019

A Portuguese court has given consumers 30 days to opt out of the country’s first ever antitrust class action, against Sport TV.

French court throws out government’s cartel damages claim

French court throws out government’s cartel damages claim

29 August 2019

A Paris court has dismissed as time-barred the Ile-de-France region’s €173 million follow-on claims against 26 construction, engineering and telecommunications companies that rigged bids to restore schools.

ECJ issues first ruling on trucks follow-on claims

ECJ issues first ruling on trucks follow-on claims

31 July 2019

An indirect purchaser of vehicles affected by the EU-wide trucks cartel can sue a cartelist for damages in any member state where the cartel distorted market prices and the purchaser claims to have suffered loss, the European Court of Justice has said.

AG Kokott clarifies scope of EU damages actions

AG Kokott clarifies scope of EU damages actions

29 July 2019

An Austrian public authority that subsidised loans to victims of an elevator cartel has a sufficient causal link to be entitled to compensation from the cartelists, European Court of Justice advocate general Juliane Kokott has said.

Cartel savings are no basis to award damages, ABB argues

Cartel savings are no basis to award damages, ABB argues

17 July 2019

The money that a cartelist saves from not competing should not be part of the calculation of damages to compensate a cartel victim, counsel to ABB has said.

ABB ruling rewards cartel activity, BritNed argues

ABB ruling rewards cartel activity, BritNed argues

15 July 2019

A lower court judge made a “legal error” in undercompensating a victim of the power cables cartel, with an effect that “positively rewards” the anticompetitive conduct, counsel to BritNed has said.

UK mobile operator accuses rivals of collusion

UK mobile operator accuses rivals of collusion

25 June 2019

EE has accused O2 and Vodafone of encouraging collusion, as the three companies defend themselves against allegations that they conspired to force Phones 4U out of the UK retail market.

Canada allows vehicle shipping class action

Canada allows vehicle shipping class action

31 May 2019

A Canadian appeals court has partially certified a class action proceeding against companies involved in the global roll-on, roll-off vehicle shipping cartel.

Five banks face follow-on FX claim in Australia

Five banks face follow-on FX claim in Australia

29 May 2019

A private class action in Australian court has accused five major banks of rigging foreign exchanges rates between January 2008 and October 2013.

Lower court finds Israeli jurisdiction over foreign cartel

Lower court finds Israeli jurisdiction over foreign cartel

07 May 2019

An Israeli district court has found that cartel victims can bring claims against a foreign defendant in the optical disk drive and cathode ray tube antitrust litigations, though the alleged conduct occurred outside the country.