Topic: Collective actions

UK tribunal sets date for first-ever carriage dispute hearing

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal will hold a hearing in July to determine which of two competing Forex opt-out class actions should proceed to trial, marking the first time it presides over a so-called carriage dispute.

15 January 2021

Portuguese brewer faces €400 million antitrust damages claim

A consumer protection group has filed Portugal’s second-ever opt-out competition damages class action claim, seeking up to €400 million from brewing company Super Bock for imposing minimum resale prices on wholesalers and retailers

16 December 2020

Mastercard’s loss at UK Supreme Court is a “revolution”, lawyers say

A landmark decision by the UK Supreme Court allowing the rehearing of a request to certify a proposed competition damages claim against Mastercard has significantly lowered the bar for future class actions, lawyers have said.

11 December 2020

Ex-MEP leads Portuguese class action against Mastercard

A specially-formed consumer group has filed Portugal’s first-ever opt-out antitrust damages claim, aiming to compensate all of the country’s consumers for overcharges allegedly passed on by Mastercard’s anticompetitive interchange fees.

04 December 2020

Merricks judgment delayed at UK Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court’s highly-anticipated ruling in Walter Merricks' opt-out class action claim against Mastercard has been indefinitely postponed due to the passing of presiding justice Lord Brian Kerr.

03 December 2020

Antitrust Division may block depositions in Teva securities suit, court says

A Connecticut federal judge has said the Department of Justice can intervene in private litigation against Teva Pharmaceuticals, accepting the Antitrust Division’s arguments that certain depositions and discovery could compromise the integrity of its investigation into price-fixing in the generic pharmaceuticals industry.

23 October 2020

Chilean court rejects roll-on roll-off time-bar claims

Chile’s highest court has imposed fines totalling US$19.6 million on Eukor, CMC and K-Line, after overturning a decision by the country’s competition tribunal not to impose sanctions on the companies for their role in the global roll-on roll-off shipping cartel.

17 August 2020

Google and Facebook sued for alleged cartel against crypto

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook and Google in Australia alleging that the technology companies violated anti-cartel rules by banning all crypto-related advertising.

14 August 2020

German automakers say conspiracy claims are legally deficient

German carmakers have again asked a Northern California federal judge to reject direct and indirect purchasers’ allegations that they illegally conspired to restrict competition, saying “there is no plausible way” to plead what the plaintiffs need to plead.

13 August 2020

Eleventh Circuit rejects Georgia Board of Dentistry’s appeal

A federal appellate court in Atlanta has ruled that members of the Georgia Board of Dentistry are not entitled to state-action immunity, concluding that a lower court properly denied their motion to dismiss SmileDirectClub’s claims that they violated antitrust laws.

12 August 2020

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