Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Another trucks settlement reached in the UK

Iveco has settled a UK follow-on damages claim brought by two claimants seeking compensation from the EU trucks cartel.

25 August 2022

MLB hopes to strikeout wage-fixing suit at certification stage

A group of minor league players should not be allowed to move forward as an antitrust class “based on nothing more than their say-so” – especially in light of Major League Baseball’s pending motion to dismiss their lawsuit, the league has argued.

25 August 2022

Sony faces £5 billion competition class action in the UK

A consumer rights advocate is seeking up to £5 billion in damages from Sony on behalf of nine million consumers that allegedly overpaid for digital games or in-game content when making purchases from the PlayStation Store.

22 August 2022

Canadian court upholds dismissal of hockey class action claim

A Canadian appellate court has upheld a ruling that tossed out a competition class action claim against several North American ice hockey leagues, despite finding the lower court made analytical errors when considering the case.

19 August 2022

Italian court rejects economist’s claim against enforcer

An Italian administrative court has thrown out allegations from an economist at Italy’s Competition Authority that the agency unlawfully refused to promote him or apply non-arbitrary criteria when selecting its heads of units.

19 August 2022

Universities not immune from price-fixing claims, Illinois court rules

Seventeen private universities must face allegations they conspired to reduce the amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate students, an Illinois federal court has ruled.

16 August 2022

Dutch appeals court rejects interim relief request against news publisher

A Dutch appellate court has affirmed a lower court’s refusal to order DPG Media to continue supplying its news content to a digital platform, ruling there was insufficient evidence that the publisher abused its dominant position in the wholesale daily newspaper market.

10 August 2022

Former CMA chair files first UK crypto competition class action claim

Lord David Currie, former chair of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, has filed the country’s first proposed collective antitrust action in the digital assets market, seeking over £9.9 billion in damages from four leading cryptocurrency exchanges.

04 August 2022

UK court rebukes toy maker for disclosure failure in abuse case

A UK court has ordered a children’s toy manufacturer to pay legal costs for delaying a standalone abuse of dominance trial by two years after it failed to disclose nearly 800,000 documents.

04 August 2022

PGA Tour accused of monopolising professional golf

The PGA Tour has sought to illegally maintain its monopoly over elite golf events by suspending members that compete in rival tournaments, 11 golfers including Phil Mickelson have alleged.

04 August 2022

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