Unilateral Conduct

Switzerland probes watchmaker

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Switzerland's Competition Commission has opened a preliminary investigation of possible abuse of market dominance and excessive pricing by watch component manufacturer ETA, a unit of Swiss watchmaker Swatch.

FTC takes Rambus to Supreme Court

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The US Federal Trade Commission has filed a petition with the US Supreme Court, asking it to review the long-running Rambus case.

AAI granted oral argument in LinkLine

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The US Supreme Court has granted the American Antitrust Institute's request to present arguments in a ‘price squeeze' case in the telecoms sector.

Split decision for Korean car dealers

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Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has fined dealers of two brands of luxury cars a total of almost 22 billion won (€13.6 million) for price fixing, but dropped a parallel investigation into possible abuse of dominance among car importers.

Brazil investigates Saint-Gobain

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Brazil's Secretariat of Economic Law (SDE) has launched a preliminary investigation of Saint-Gobain Canalização, over allegations the manufacturer has abused its dominant position.

Discover settlement fee announced

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Visa and MasterCard will pay US$2.75 billion to settle a lawsuit with Discover Financial Services, the credit card companies announced yesterday.

Intel misses EU deadline

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Intel has failed to respond in time to charges that it abused its dominant position in the European market for computer processors.

British retailers condemn MasterCard fees

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The British Retail Consortium has written to credit card company MasterCard, expressing concerns about increases in its charges.

Zydus sues Teva

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Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila is seeking damages from Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals on the grounds that Teva's patent of a schizophrenia drug violates antitrust law.

ArcelorMittal launches appeal in South Africa

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Steel company ArcelorMittal yesterday began its attempt to overturn an abuse of dominance ruling in South Africa's Competition Appeal Court.