Damages Actions

Truck cartelists battle claimants over “essential” facts

Follow-on claimants have argued that almost all of the European Commission’s factual findings in its trucks decision are binding on national courts, while defendant truck makers have warned against “elevating” such facts to legal conclusions.

UK court extends Network Rail's stay on injunction

Truck cartelists dispute binding nature of EU decisions

Swedish court rejects abuse claim from telecom tender

Co-conspirator evidence helped DOJ convict tuna exec

Criminal antitrust trials are never easy, but the extent of conspirator evidence against the former chief executive of Bumble Bee helped the Department of Justice to secure a conviction, cartel experts have said. 

Antitrust observers raise doubts about Warren proposal

Lawyers and economists who worked at the federal antitrust agencies during Republican administrations have been scathing toward Senator Elizabeth Warren’s draft antitrust legislation, while experts on the left also disagree with some aspects of the bill.

The antitrust damages directive: four years on

Today marks four years since the EU antitrust damages directive was signed into law. After years of discussion, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union intended Directive 2014/104 to make it easier for businesses and consumers to claim compensation for overcharges caused by infringements of competition law.

Presumption of parental influence a concern, barrister says

A ruling to allow two UK subsidiaries to be used as anchor defendants in follow-on litigation – on the presumption that they did not act independently of their parent companies – could increase the risk of irreconcilable judgments, a competition barrister has cautioned. Tom Madge-Wyld at GCR Live Competition Litigation

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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