Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Facebook users turn House report, academic’s research into monopolisation case

A new lawsuit alleges that Facebook acquired and maintained monopolies over markets for social media and social networks by deceiving users about how much of their personal data it was tracking.

07 December 2020

Ex-MEP leads Portuguese class action against Mastercard

A specially-formed consumer group has filed Portugal’s first-ever opt-out antitrust damages claim, aiming to compensate all of the country’s consumers for overcharges allegedly passed on by Mastercard’s anticompetitive interchange fees.

04 December 2020

DOJ calls for Ninth Circuit to vacate ruling in favour of California dental board

The Department of Justice has urged an appellate court to vacate and remand a lower court's ruling saying that SmileDirectClub has not adequately alleged that members of the Dental Board of California illegally conspired to hurt the company’s business.

04 December 2020

Merricks judgment delayed at UK Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court’s highly-anticipated ruling in Walter Merricks' opt-out class action claim against Mastercard has been indefinitely postponed due to the passing of presiding justice Lord Brian Kerr.

03 December 2020

Goodwin, Quinn Emanuel and Wachtell advise on Salesforce/Slack deal

Goodwin Procter and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan are advising Slack on antitrust issues related to its $27.7 billion sale to Salesforce.com, while the cloud-based software company has turned to Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz for competition counsel.

03 December 2020

Forex claimants secure convicted ex-trader as expert

Courts in London and New York have allowed claimants seeking antitrust damages from banks accused of rigging foreign exchange rates to use former Barclays trader-turned-whistleblower Jason Katz as a consultant.

02 December 2020

Booking.com can be sued where anticompetitive harm occurs, ECJ rules

A German hotel that listed its rooms on Booking.com can bring a standalone abuse of dominance action in the member state it operates in, despite the platform being based in the Netherlands, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

24 November 2020

California judge says it is “too early” to cancel trial in capacitors litigation

A California federal judge presiding over price-fixing litigation against capacitor manufacturers has said he is “not quite ready to pull the plug” on a rescheduled trial because of the coronavirus pandemic.

24 November 2020

Eleventh Circuit questions Delrahim on precedent for reversing Blue Cross immunity

A federal appellate court has questioned the Department of Justice's antitrust chief on what precedent should guide its evaluation of whether Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida should be immune from an antitrust lawsuit brought by a rival insurance company.

23 November 2020

Portuguese court rejects ECJ’s Cogeco preliminary ruling

The European Court of Justice misinterpreted Portuguese law when it ruled that a domestic three-year limitation period for bringing antitrust damages claims was incompatible with EU law, a Portuguese court has said.

13 November 2020

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