Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

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

Royal Mail ordered to continue freepost service to medical testing company

A UK court has issued an interim injunction ordering Royal Mail to continue providing a freepost service to a medical testing provider, finding that the postal company’s contract terms could be abusive.

20 August 2020

Rare standalone RPM claim filed in UK tribunal

A specialty footwear retailer has filed a standalone damages claim in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, claiming loss for a distributor's alleged setting of minimum resale prices.

19 August 2020

Humana’s monopolisation suit against Mallinckrodt moves forward

Humana has sufficiently alleged that Mallinckrodt illegally maintained a monopoly over treatment for infant seizures by purchasing rights to a potential substitute, a California federal court has ruled.

19 August 2020

Cigar maker challenges decision to throw out jury verdict

Unable to afford the litigation expenses of a second trial, cigar maker Trendsettah has said it intends to immediately appeal against a court’s decision to throw out a $44 million antitrust judgment in favour of the company.

19 August 2020

Texas judge rejects water agency’s state-action immunity claims

A federal judge in Houston has ruled that a Texas water agency must face two private utility companies’ claims that it monopolised the raw water supply in a northern suburb of that city.

18 August 2020

Google and Facebook sued for alleged cartel against crypto

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook and Google in Australia alleging that the technology companies violated anti-cartel rules by banning all crypto-related advertising.

14 August 2020

SmileDirectClub claims 11th Circuit victory bolsters arguments in Alabama case

SmileDirectClub has argued that a federal appellate court’s ruling against the Georgia dentistry board supports its argument that members of Alabama’s dentistry board also are not immune from antitrust lawsuits.

14 August 2020

German automakers say conspiracy claims are legally deficient

German carmakers have again asked a Northern California federal judge to reject direct and indirect purchasers’ allegations that they illegally conspired to restrict competition, saying “there is no plausible way” to plead what the plaintiffs need to plead.

13 August 2020

Eleventh Circuit rejects Georgia Board of Dentistry’s appeal

A federal appellate court in Atlanta has ruled that members of the Georgia Board of Dentistry are not entitled to state-action immunity, concluding that a lower court properly denied their motion to dismiss SmileDirectClub’s claims that they violated antitrust laws.

12 August 2020

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