Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation can be sued where anticompetitive harm occurs, ECJ rules

A German hotel that listed its rooms on can bring a standalone abuse of dominance action in the member state it operates in, despite the platform being based in the Netherlands, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

24 November 2020

California judge says it is “too early” to cancel trial in capacitors litigation

A California federal judge presiding over price-fixing litigation against capacitor manufacturers has said he is “not quite ready to pull the plug” on a rescheduled trial because of the coronavirus pandemic.

24 November 2020

Eleventh Circuit questions Delrahim on precedent for reversing Blue Cross immunity

A federal appellate court has questioned the Department of Justice's antitrust chief on what precedent should guide its evaluation of whether Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida should be immune from an antitrust lawsuit brought by a rival insurance company.

23 November 2020

Portuguese court rejects ECJ’s Cogeco preliminary ruling

The European Court of Justice misinterpreted Portuguese law when it ruled that a domestic three-year limitation period for bringing antitrust damages claims was incompatible with EU law, a Portuguese court has said.

13 November 2020

National Grid settles final UK power cables claim

National Grid has settled a claim against Prysmian just before the dispute was scheduled to go to trial, marking the electricity grid operator’s fourth and final settlement with members of the power cables cartel.

11 November 2020

DOJ TV ad settlements help follow-on claims survive

A putative class of purchasers of local television advertising have sufficiently alleged an illegal price-fixing conspiracy among a dozen broadcasters to move the case forward, an Illinois federal court has ruled.

10 November 2020

Servier suffers Supreme Court loss in pay-for-delay damages suit

Servier has failed to convince the UK’s Supreme Court that product market findings by the EU General Court are binding on competition damages claims by four UK national health services against the drugmaker.

06 November 2020

SCOTUS rejects “NFL Sunday Ticket” appeal, Kavanaugh proposes rain check

The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal against a lower court’s finding that the National Football League and DirecTV must face monopolisation claims, but one justice said the previous ruling appeared to conflict with antitrust precedent.

03 November 2020

Premier League collectively boycotted takeover deal, supporters allege

Two Newcastle United Football Club supporters have claimed that the English Premier League’s review into a proposed £300 million acquisition of the team, which involved Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, was anticompetitive.

30 October 2020

Antitrust claims against turkey suppliers move forward

A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that a small, family-owned New York deli can continue to pursue claims on behalf of a class of indirect purchasers that paid higher prices for turkeys because of a conspiracy between some of the country’s largest suppliers.

27 October 2020

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