A judge in Ontario’s Superior Court has thrown out a proposed class action against beer retailers and a liquor regulator, finding that Canada’s regulated conduct defence protects the allegedly anticompetitive scheme.
A High Court judge has rejected arguments that could have affected the limitation periods in an interchange fee lawsuit, marking what counsel to claimant Deutsche Bahn says is the first English ruling on applicable law in antitrust litigation with multijurisdictional elements.
It’s difficult to think of many messier European competition litigation stories than the claims for damages brought against Visa and Mastercard in the UK.
Consumers’ preferences show they have varying views of whether they want to trade their data for advertising-funded services, which makes competitive markets the appropriate solution to privacy concerns, the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
The Department of Justice’s leverage argument – that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would allow the distributor to raise content prices on competitors – is “absurd” and “defies logic”, the telecommunications giant’s chief executive said yesterday.
The lead barrister in the attempted opt-in interchange fee class action against MasterCard has highlighted the upfront cost of seeking UK antitrust class certification.
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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