Damages Actions

US Supreme Court rejects deference

US courts need not abide by foreign governments’ statements on the meaning of their own laws, the US Supreme Court has unanimously ruled, in a victory for plaintiffs seeking antitrust damages from vitamin C makers who claimed the Chinese government mandated their alleged collusion.

Germany opens door for more private enforcement

ECJ rejects damages claim against itself

Banks granted additional discovery in Canadian interchange fee litigation

California insurance chief grills CVS and Aetna

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.

Judge says ex-Bumble Bee boss can’t travel

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.

Interchange fee cases, simplified

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.

UK litigator: class action certification costs “staggering”

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.

Hausfeld gets a GRIP on Google lawsuits

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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