Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Federal Circuit punts Walker-Process antitrust litigation to Fifth Circuit

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has said it does not have jurisdiction to review litigation alleging that Phoenix Services’ assertion of a patent violated antitrust law.

11 June 2021

Epic urges Australian court to hear its competition claim

Epic Games has argued that allowing a California court to hear its Australian competition law claims against Apple would “defeat, restrict, limit or diminish” the intended purpose of the law and deprive Australians of the benefits of private enforcement actions.

09 June 2021

Quarantine hampers in-person evidence plans in Servier damages claim

A senior official at Servier may have to give evidence via videolink at a preliminary issues trial next week due to coronavirus restrictions, as the drugmaker seeks to prove that national health authorities in the UK should have mitigated any losses resulting from its alleged anticompetitive conduct.

09 June 2021

CAT allows Italian interchange fee claimants to use English law

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has allowed a group of Italian claimants seeking damages from Visa and Mastercard for implementing allegedly anticompetitive interchange fee schemes to base the majority of their claims on English law.

08 June 2021

Google fights Kelkoo over disclosure in UK litigation

Kelkoo has asked a UK judge to require that Google justify each designation of confidentiality for documents disclosed as part of the comparison shopping site’s standalone abuse of dominance claim against it.

08 June 2021

Peru clarifies approach to collective damages claims

Peru’s competition authority has published new guidance clarifying when it will pursue damages claims for classes of consumers who have been harmed by anticompetitive conduct.

03 June 2021

Daimler and Nokia settle patent licensing dispute

Daimler has agreed to pay Nokia to use the latter’s standard-essential patents in its car technologies, ending a high-profile dispute between the two companies that included an antitrust complaint to the European Commission and a referral to the European Court of Justice.

01 June 2021

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