Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Australian judge grapples with US privacy order in Facebook antitrust case

An Australian judge has questioned if his order prohibiting Facebook from terminating or suspending access to its platforms to a third-party service provider is in conflict with a US Federal Trade Commission requirement governing Facebook’s approach to data privacy.

22 October 2021

Facebook uses rival’s settlement offer to undermine private enforcement claim in Australia

Facebook has told an Australian court that a settlement offer made by third party social media services provider Sked Social undermines claims that the platform misused its market power by terminating their relationship.

22 October 2021

Forex defendants shot down in UK disclosure request

A UK judge has lambasted some of the world’s biggest banks for not giving claimants enough time to respond to a disclosure application arising in a damages claim seeking compensation for the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange rates.

20 October 2021

CAT certifies third-ever UK competition class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has certified its third-ever class action, authorising Justin Gutmann to lead a £93 million standalone abuse of dominance claim against two UK train operators for allegedly overcharging passengers for travelcard train tickets.

19 October 2021

DOJ: District court erred in dismissing FIFA lawsuit

A federal court in Manhattan set too high a bar for the advancement of a sports promoter’s case accusing the world’s soccer governing body of illegally conspiring to allocate competitive matches, the Department of Justice has said.

18 October 2021

Intel’s patent aggregation suit dismissed despite “compelling” narrative

Intel made a compelling argument for how patent aggregation could violate federal antitrust law but failed to provide enough supporting evidence, a federal court in San Francisco has ruled.

13 October 2021

Apple seeks to protect anti-steering rules as it appeals

Apple has asked a federal court in Oakland to stay a ruling that prohibits the iPhone-maker from enforcing its anti-steering rules as it appeals to a higher court.

12 October 2021

Fifth Circuit split over Continental’s FRAND suit

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit appears to be divided over whether Continental Automotive Systems has adequately alleged members of a patent pool violated federal antitrust law by refusing to license their standardised technology on fair terms.

08 October 2021

Subsidiaries liable for damages caused by cartelist parents, EU court says

Cartel victims can seek damages from the subsidiaries of companies found to have infringed EU competition rules, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

06 October 2021

Don’t expect UK class action settlements soon, local lawyer says

A UK competition lawyer has warned it may take some time before the country’s class action regime approves its first settlement, as the procedure is a “very public process”.

04 October 2021

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