Damages Actions

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.

UK tribunal opens door for expanded trucks claims

03 May 2019

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has ordered defendants in the trucks cartel follow-on claims to disclose minutes from trade group meetings dating back to 1992, which could vastly expand the amount of potential damages paid out.

Preliminary hearing necessary before trucks trial, UK tribunal rules

02 May 2019

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has ordered a preliminary hearing to determine what facts the defendants can and cannot contest at trial in the trucks cartel follow-on damages litigation.

UK tribunal ordered to re-examine class certification in MasterCard claim

UK tribunal ordered to re-examine class certification in MasterCard claim

16 April 2019

A previously rejected application to certify a £14 billion opt-out class action against MasterCard has been sent back to the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal for reconsideration, after an appellate court ruled that the tribunal’s initial analysis was too vigorous and premature.

Google hit with first shopping follow-on case

Google hit with first shopping follow-on case

15 April 2019

Online price comparison service Idealo has become the first company to file a damages claim based on the EU’s 2017 decision that Google illegally promoted its own comparison shopping service ahead of its rivals.

National rules time-barring competition claims can violate EU law, General Court says

National rules time-barring competition claims can violate EU law, General Court says

28 March 2019

The EU’s General Court has said that a Portuguese law barring follow-on damages claims filed over three years after the anticompetitive conduct occurred is incompatible with EU law because it makes damages excessively difficult to collect.