Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Litigation financiers are wary of carriage disputes, says UK funder

A UK-based litigation funder has said proposed collective actions that require competing class representatives to fight over certification before the Competition Appeal Tribunal present “real risks” for the third-party businesses financing such claims.

30 September 2021

Newcastle United’s competition claim lacks standing, Premier League argues

England’s top football league has told the UK’s specialist competition tribunal that a claim by one of its member clubs is an abuse of process and an attempt by its owner to have “another bite of the cherry” in securing a takeover from a Saudi Arabian-led consortium.

29 September 2021

UK tribunal certifies first excessive pricing class action

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has certified its second-ever class action, allowing a claim to proceed that seeks €469 million in damages from BT for allegedly overcharging 2.3 million landline service customers.

27 September 2021

Expert evidence should be more transparent, appellate court judge says

Expert witnesses in competition cases should rely on the same data sources when presenting evidence and only cite peer-reviewed literature to support their arguments, so as to improve wider transparency, a judge at the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has said.

24 September 2021

Unlockd brings antitrust claims against Google to the US

Australian startup Unlockd has accused Google of abusing its control over the Android smartphone operating system to drive it out of business, mirroring previous lawsuits filed in the UK and Australia in which it secured interim relief against the tech company.

20 September 2021

Top German court blesses indirect purchaser claims in trucks litigation

The EU trucks cartel likely raised the prices of trucks manufactured and sold by companies that were not part of the collusion, Germany’s highest court has ruled.

15 September 2021

Mundt touts immunity from damages for leniency applicants

The head of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said the authority is “looking at” the possibility of protecting leniency applicants from follow-on damages claims in a bid to revitalise the country’s cartel whistleblower regime.

10 September 2021

Epic challenges ruling in Apple case

Epic Games has appealed against a court ruling that rejected its claims that Apple is an illegal monopolist over the system for distributing apps and in-app payment processing on Apple devices.

10 September 2021

Gown supplier must respond to fraudulent misrepresentation allegations, UK tribunal says

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ordered an academic dress supplier seeking antitrust damages from a rival corporate group to respond to allegations that its standalone claim cannot proceed because it fraudulently misled customers about its own gowns.

08 September 2021

Zillow and National Association of Realtors lose bid to get conspiracy claims dismissed

A Texas real estate brokerage has plausibly alleged that Zillow and the National Association of Realtors conspired to conceal its listings, a federal court in Seattle has ruled.

03 September 2021

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