Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Illumina rival says patent verdict may lead to competition sooner

A jury verdict invalidating one of Illumina’s DNA-sequencing patents may allow a rival to enter the US market at an earlier date, likely influencing ongoing antitrust litigation between both companies and possibly also the Federal Trade Commission's complaint against Illumina's tie-up with Grail.

02 December 2021

Roll-on, roll-off cartelists dispute viability of UK class action

Members of the roll-on, roll-off shipping cartel have urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to reject a £150 million proposed class action against them because the class representative’s suggested methodology “cannot establish loss at all”.

30 November 2021

Global enforcers to convene at GCR Live: Law Leaders Global in Miami

Enforcers from the EU, UK and the US will convene at GCR Live: Law Leaders Global as it makes its in-person return to Miami in the new year.

30 November 2021

Visa and Mastercard fend off summary judgment applications in UK

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has refused to issue summary judgment against Visa and Mastercard for charging apparently unlawful multilateral interchange fees on certain payment card transactions.

29 November 2021

Roll-on, roll-off class action seeks certification in UK

A consumer rights advocate has urged the UK’s specialist competition tribunal to certify his proposed £150 million class action against members of the roll-on, roll-off shipping cartel, while rejecting criticism about the methodology used to assess causation and loss.

29 November 2021

Third opt-out claim filed against train operators in UK

A consumer rights advocate has filed a proposed class action seeking €73 million in damages from a train operator accused of routinely overcharging for London-area tickets, one month after he secured certification for two similar claims against other train operators.

25 November 2021

Visa and Sainsbury’s settle UK interchange fee litigation

Visa and Sainsbury’s have settled their dispute over the card provider’s unlawful multilateral interchange fee scheme, just months after the retailer reached a settlement with Mastercard in a parallel claim.

15 November 2021

Expanded air cargo cartel claims cleared for take-off

Victims of the global air cargo cartel can claim damages for harm that occurred before the current EU competition rules came into effect, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

11 November 2021

Judge rejects Apple’s arguments for a stay in Epic case

A federal California judge has denied Apple’s request to stay a ruling that prohibits the iPhone-maker from enforcing its anti-steering rules.

10 November 2021

Parties settle UK standalone RPM claim

A standalone resale price maintenance claim filed by a specialty footwear retailer in the UK against an exclusive distributor has reached a confidential settlement agreement, four months before it was scheduled to go to trial.

05 November 2021

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