India’s competition authority is investigating two television broadcasters for alleged price discrimination, despite the country’s telecommunications regulator having already imposed conditions on the broadcasters for the same conduct.
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has denied separate requests from the Competition and Markets Authority, Pfizer and Flynn Pharma to appeal against aspects of its phenytoin excessive-pricing decision last month, and ordered an immediate remittal of the case to the authority.
Australia’s competition authority has taken two rail companies to court for allegedly reaching an “understanding” to stop competing once Aurizon sold part of its freight transport business to Pacific National and shut down the rest.
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.
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.
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
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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