Topic: Price fixing

Mozambique enforcer issues first infringement decisions

The Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique has issued its first public infringement decisions in separate gun-jumping and price-fixing cases, less than two years after becoming an operational agency.

02 September 2022

Cass-Gottlieb calls for repeal of antitrust exemptions for shippers

The head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that repealing a set of special exemptions that benefit the liner shipping industry would help stimulate competition between rivals on Australian trade routes.

01 September 2022

MLB hopes to strikeout wage-fixing suit at certification stage

A group of minor league players should not be allowed to move forward as an antitrust class “based on nothing more than their say-so” – especially in light of Major League Baseball’s pending motion to dismiss their lawsuit, the league has argued.

25 August 2022

CADE issues hefty fines to LPG cartel

Brazil’s competition enforcer has fined three liquefied petroleum gas distributors over €122 million in total for fixing prices and dividing the market for distributing and reselling the fuel.

18 August 2022

Company pleads guilty to fixing prices following conditional merger clearance

An Australian waste management company has pleaded guilty to fixing the price of demolition waste services in 2019, just months after it divested a processing plant to alleviate concerns that an acquisition of a rival would harm competition in the market.

16 August 2022

Universities not immune from price-fixing claims, Illinois court rules

Seventeen private universities must face allegations they conspired to reduce the amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate students, an Illinois federal court has ruled.

16 August 2022

Israeli minister urges EU and US enforcers to help local importers

Israel’s Ministry of Finance has asked EU and US competition enforcers to help it crack down on parallel import restrictions and other anticompetitive practices imposed on Israeli importers, alleging such conduct is exacerbating the country’s cost of living crisis.

11 August 2022

Egyptian enforcer cracks open criminal egg cartel case

The Egyptian Competition Authority has alleged that four egg brokers colluded to fix the price of egg cartons sold to retailers in several parts of the country for nearly two years.

02 August 2022

Dutch court accepts claims vehicle model in trucks litigation

A Dutch court has refused a request from the EU trucks conspirators to dismiss follow-on damages claims from over 700 companies that have been bundled into a single action, ruling that for-profit claims vehicles are not governed by collective action legislation.

28 July 2022

Philippines to increase scrutiny of pharmaceutical sector

The Philippine Competition Commission has said it will strengthen enforcement in the pharmaceutical sector following a call from the country’s president to ensure cartels are not contributing to high drug prices.

26 July 2022

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