Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

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

Daimler loses bid to exclude garbage trucks from EU trucks decision

The European Court of Justice has said that waste collection and other special-purpose vehicles are covered by the EU’s trucks cartel decision, in response to a preliminary referral from a German court presiding over a follow-on damages claim against Daimler.

01 August 2022

Overlapping class actions present novel scenario for Portuguese regime

Two recently filed parallel opt-out class actions against Apple and Google that mirror a pair of lawsuits launched against the same companies earlier this year will force Portugal’s specialist competition court to decide for the first time how to handle overlapping claims.

29 July 2022

CAT president rules out combined judgments in UK sports data litigation

A UK judge has said he will hand down separate judgments in two overlapping cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and an English court that involve competition claims and counterclaims between sports data and betting companies.

28 July 2022

Dutch court accepts claims vehicle model in trucks litigation

A Dutch court has refused a request from the EU trucks conspirators to dismiss follow-on damages claims from over 700 companies that have been bundled into a single action, ruling that for-profit claims vehicles are not governed by collective action legislation.

28 July 2022

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