Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Class action claim accuses BT of excessive pricing

A proposed opt-out collective action worth nearly £600 million has been filed at the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal against the country's leading telecommunications provider for allegedly charging 2.3 million customers excessive prices.

18 January 2021

Epic Games files new claims against Apple and Google in UK

Epic Games has asked the UK’s specialist competition tribunal to censure Apple and Google for removing its Fortnite game from their app stores, as part of a new claim that closely mirrors those it has already filed in the US and Australia.

15 January 2021

UK tribunal sets date for first-ever carriage dispute hearing

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal will hold a hearing in July to determine which of two competing Forex opt-out class actions should proceed to trial, marking the first time it presides over a so-called carriage dispute.

15 January 2021

Third Circuit rescues Fresenius Kabi’s monopolisation claims against Par

An appellate court has revived drug manufacturer Fresenius Kabi’s antitrust lawsuit against Par Pharmaceutical, determining that a lower court in New Jersey failed to conduct a requisite analysis of the issues in the case.

13 January 2021

Illumina illegally monopolised DNA sequencing market, rival says

Illumina obtained monopoly power over the market for next-generation DNA sequencing by concealing information from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and through sham patent litigation, a rival company has alleged.

12 January 2021

Conservative media site Parler alleges Amazon cut off its services to aid Twitter

Social media site Parler has alleged Amazon illegally cut off access to its web-hosting services in an effort to harm a competitive threat to Twitter.

12 January 2021

Apple and Intel claims against patent aggregator thrown out

A California federal judge has dismissed Apple and Intel’s claims that patent licensors launched a “campaign of anticompetitive patent aggregation” against the technology companies.

08 January 2021

Las Vegas Review-Journal pushes back against rival newspaper’s lawsuit

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has hit back against a rival’s lawsuit with counterclaims, denying the Las Vegas Sun’s allegations that it schemed to eliminate it from the market and accusing the newspaper of harming competition.

07 January 2021

Portuguese brewer faces €400 million antitrust damages claim

A consumer protection group has filed Portugal’s second-ever opt-out competition damages class action claim, seeking up to €400 million from brewing company Super Bock for imposing minimum resale prices on wholesalers and retailers

16 December 2020

Mastercard’s loss at UK Supreme Court is a “revolution”, lawyers say

A landmark decision by the UK Supreme Court allowing the rehearing of a request to certify a proposed competition damages claim against Mastercard has significantly lowered the bar for future class actions, lawyers have said.

11 December 2020

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