Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

DOJ urges Supreme Court to reject NCAA arguments in student-athlete compensation dispute

Both US antitrust agencies have asked the Supreme Court to affirm a lower court’s ruling that would allow football and basketball players in the National Collegiate Athletic Association to receive more in education-related benefits.

11 March 2021

CAT urged not to certify first standalone opt-out damages claim

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal should not certify a proposed £98 million collective action against two train operators because the claimant has no realistic workable method of determining which proposed class members actually suffered loss, the defendants have argued.

10 March 2021

Epic Games keeps pressure on Google in new Australian lawsuit

Epic Games has sued Google in Australia, accusing the tech company of abusing its control over the Android operating system to harm competition in the markets for payment processing and app distribution on the Google Play Store.

10 March 2021

Zillow and National Association of Realtors accused of squashing competition

A Texan real estate startup has sued Zillow and the most prominent US real estate trade association for allegedly stifling competition among brokers.

10 March 2021

UK tribunal hears first class certification bid since Merricks

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has begun hearing the first application for a collective proceedings order since the Supreme Court’s landmark Merricks ruling, as a consumer rights advocate seeks to certify his standalone opt-out damages claim against two UK rail companies.

09 March 2021

Ex-Texas enforcer that oversaw Google probe opens firm

The former head of the State of Texas’ antitrust investigation into Google has opened his own legal practice in Austin.

09 March 2021

DAF loses bid to quash truck claimants' funding arrangements

A UK appellate court has denied DAF’s attempt to strike out funding arrangements for two proposed class action claims seeking damages arising from its participation in the high profile Trucks cartel.

08 March 2021

First class action filed over Shkreli’s price-hike of Daraprim

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has sued former pharmaceutical company executive Martin Shkreli over his alleged scheme to monopolise the market for antiparasitic drug Daraprim.

05 March 2021

CAT urged to reject parts of Mastercard's interchange defence

A group of retailers have asked the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to deny Mastercard’s attempts to amend its defence against damages claims arising from the credit card company’s illegal interchange fees.

03 March 2021

CAT promises decision on pass-on mitigation defence in Trucks claim

Truckmaker DAF has asked the UK’s specialist competition tribunal for permission to amend its pass-on defence to account for a judgment by the Supreme Court that said companies may respond to cartelised pricing by negotiating with other suppliers to reduce their costs.

02 March 2021

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