Topic: Excessive pricing

CMA closes final covid-19 excessive pricing case

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has dropped its fourth and final coronavirus-linked excessive pricing probe, after concluding that the prices charged by a pharmacy were unlikely to have breached competition rules.

04 September 2020

Ninth Circuit provides Qualcomm resounding reversal

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a lower court’s finding that Qualcomm’s licensing practices violated federal antitrust law.

12 August 2020

CMA closes three excessive pricing probes

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has dropped three high-profile investigations into the suspected charging of excessive prices for hand sanitiser during the coronavirus pandemic, less than a month after launching the probes.

13 July 2020

Nigeria opens excessive-pricing investigation

Nigeria’s Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has opened an excessive pricing investigation into the flour market, responding to concerns from a bakery association.

07 July 2020

CMA sends warning shot to pharmacy sector

The UK’s competition watchdog and the country’s pharmacy regulator have warned pharmacies against excessively pricing essential products, just weeks after the enforcer opened a price-gouging investigation into the sector.

30 June 2020

Excessive pricing cases should be decided cautiously, Israel's AG says

Israel’s attorney general has urged the country’s top court to exercise caution and restraint when deciding an upcoming excessive-pricing claim against Coca Cola, setting out a two-part test for deciding if that type of conduct breaches competition law.

15 June 2020

Excessive pricing is evidence of dominance, UK official says

The ability to charge excessive prices during coronavirus is evidence in itself of dominance and potential abusive conduct, the chief economic advisor at the UK’s antitrust enforcer has said in praising a controversial decision by South Africa’s Competition Tribunal.

10 June 2020

Turkey launches sprawling coronavirus-related probe

Nivea, Johnson & Johnson and Carrefour are among the 29 companies that Turkey’s Competition Authority is investigating for allegedly inflating prices during the covid-19 pandemic.

11 May 2020

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