Topic: Price fixing

Pork price-fixing claims beat motion to dismiss

Producers of the majority of the US market for wholesale pork must face allegations they conspired to increase prices, a Minnesota federal court has ruled.

20 October 2020

Cartel claim against Uber goes to India’s Supreme Court

India’s top court will hear the merits of a case against Uber and Ola alleging that they operate an anticompetitive pricing model.

19 October 2020

Hybrid settlement did not prejudice non-settling company, advocate general says

The European Commission may have prejudged Pometon’s liability when it referenced the manufacturer in a hybrid settlement decision – but the enforcer would have still found that the company was involved in the steel abrasives cartel, an EU advocate general has said.

08 October 2020

UK tribunal decision endangers EU settlement regime, appeal court told

A specialist competition tribunal’s ruling that defendants cannot contest certain facts in the European Commission’s trucks cartel decision during follow-on litigation will deter future cartel settlements, the truckmakers have argued on appeal.

06 October 2020

EU adds to canned vegetable probe

The European Commission has accused Conserve Italia of dividing markets and fixing prices for canned vegetables, one year after three rival food producers admitted to their roles in the alleged cartel.

05 October 2020

Malaysia issues major insurance cartel decision

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has fined 22 insurance companies, including AIG and Allianz, a total of €35.7 million for fixing the discount rate on certain vehicle parts and the hourly repair labour rates.

30 September 2020

Judge rejects dental insurers’ motion to dismiss conspiracy claims

A federal judge in Illinois has allowed a group of dentists to progress their claims against Delta Dental insurers for conspiring to restrain competition.

10 September 2020

Former steel manager pleads guilty to obstruction in Australia

A former manager at a major steel manufacturer has pleaded guilty to obstructing a cartel investigation.

01 September 2020

Malaysia highlights pervasive competition concerns in service sector

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has heard feedback that competition issues – collusion, price fixing, bundling, exclusive distribution and more – exist in the country’s service sector.

27 August 2020

DC judge doubts antitrust exemption inapplicable in rail freight case

A federal judge in Washington, DC, said he was unconvinced by plaintiffs’ assertions that a statute protecting certain evidence from antitrust scrutiny does not apply in litigation against four of the largest US freight railways.

27 August 2020

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