Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

California judge zeroes in on Epic Games’ alleged market in Apple case

A federal judge on Monday criticised Epic Games’ alleged relevant market definition in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple and questioned whether the game developer’s case would be able to address the potential lack of competition for iPhone apps.

29 September 2020

Litigators of the month: Norton Rose secures appellate victory in Cinemark case

Cinemark’s Century Theatres secured its third major victory in its 13-year-old antitrust dispute with Flagship Theatres in California earlier this month. The Norton Rose Fulbright team who advised the company spoke to GCR USA about the case and the significance of the court’s decision.

24 September 2020

Judge dismisses hiQ antitrust claims, but gives time to amend

LinkedIn has successfully moved to dismiss antitrust claims made by data analytics firm hiQ Labs in the long-running scraping litigation between the two parties – but the business networking site must still face claims that it intentionally interfered with contracts hiQ had with clients.

15 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

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

Burger King defeats no-poach suit in Florida

A federal judge in Florida has dismissed a proposed class action against Burger King alleging that the company’s former no-poach provisions in its franchise agreements were illegal.

26 August 2020

Royal Mail ordered to continue freepost service to medical testing company

A UK court has issued an interim injunction ordering Royal Mail to continue providing a freepost service to a medical testing provider, finding that the postal company’s contract terms could be abusive.

20 August 2020

Rare standalone RPM claim filed in UK tribunal

A specialty footwear retailer has filed a standalone damages claim in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, claiming loss for a distributor's alleged setting of minimum resale prices.

19 August 2020

Humana’s monopolisation suit against Mallinckrodt moves forward

Humana has sufficiently alleged that Mallinckrodt illegally maintained a monopoly over treatment for infant seizures by purchasing rights to a potential substitute, a California federal court has ruled.

19 August 2020

Cigar maker challenges decision to throw out jury verdict

Unable to afford the litigation expenses of a second trial, cigar maker Trendsettah has said it intends to immediately appeal against a court’s decision to throw out a $44 million antitrust judgment in favour of the company.

19 August 2020

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