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Public interest immunity docs cannot be disclosed, English court rules

Material used by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to obtain a search warrant that is protected under public interest immunity cannot be disclosed even into a confidentiality ring, an English appeal court has ruled.

Antitrust authority follows telecoms regulator on price discrimination

UK tribunal denies excessive-pricing appeals

ACCC says rail company shut down business based on deal

Defence’s Forex expert says it’s difficult to alter fixes

A scholar of currency exchange, testifying on behalf of three traders accused of coordinating bids to manipulate foreign exchange rates, has said that the Department of Justice’s evidence focused on too narrow a market.

Litigators of the Week: White & Case

The overturning of class certification for indirect purchasers of Asacol may reshape how some class actions are formed, as a defence strategy of aggressive discovery on plaintiffs bore fruit in a successful appeal. 

Pay-for-delay ruling exposes uncertainty in EU law

The Paroxetine judgment in the UK highlights a slew of questions that the EU courts have yet to resolve about patent settlements, and takes issue with the UK competition enforcer’s reasoning on market definitions. Tom Webb scrutinises the ruling

Enforcers say more evidence needed on algorithms

Etienne Pfister, chief economist at France’s Competition Authority, said more empirical evidence is needed to determine whether and how the use of online pricing algorithms could potentially violate competition law, and warned regulation and oversight of such pricing programs will be costly. Janith Aranze at GCR Live 6th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology in Brussels


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