Germany’s Supreme Court has ruled that a 2005 law suspending the statute of limitations for follow-on cartel damages claims applies retroactively to collusive conduct that occurred before the law came into place – making it possible to bring previously time-barred claims.
The European Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal by a steelmaker that asked the court to pay for alleged harm caused by its ruling that the company was liable for a subsidiary’s antitrust violation.
A Canadian judge has increased the number of claimants from which defendant banks can demand information in the Visa/Mastercard interchange fee litigation, but restricted the scope of discovery to data required to calculate net economic harm.
The head of California’s Department of Insurance has questioned executives from CVS Health and Aetna on the potential for their proposed merger to lead to discriminatory behaviour, and suggested that the claimed efficiencies could instead be achieved through a contract.
A federal judge has refused to allow the former chief executive of Bumble Bee Foods to attend his nephew’s wedding, following his indictment for allegedly conspiring to fix prices of packaged seafood.
Though concerns that class action litigation in the UK could become as expensive as it is in the US have been quelled, costs in UK cases so far have still been game-changing, a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills has said.
Plaintiff’s side law firm Hausfeld has teamed up with a public affairs consultancy to set up the Google Redress & Integrity Platform (GRIP), which aims to attract potential clients seeking redress against the technology company over its allegedly anti-competitive practices.
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