Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Pork price-fixing claims beat motion to dismiss

Producers of the majority of the US market for wholesale pork must face allegations they conspired to increase prices, a Minnesota federal court has ruled.

20 October 2020

Nexans argues for full role in UK power cables damages claim

Power cables conspirator Nexans has argued that it should be able to fully participate in energy company Vattenfall’s follow-on damages claim against Prysmian because it would be liable for alleged loss if the claim is successful.

13 October 2020

Hollis Salzman, 1965-2020

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of Robins Kaplan partner Hollis Salzman, who died on 3 October at the age of 55.

13 October 2020

EU trucks cartelists lose UK appeal on non-essential facts

A UK appellate court has refused a plea by truck manufacturers to contest certain facts in the European Commission’s trucks cartel settlement decision during follow-on litigation.

07 October 2020

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

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