Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

DOJ and FTC back SmileDirectClub as Georgia dentistry board challenges ruling

The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have urged the full US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to rule that members of the Georgia Board of Dentistry are not entitled to state-action immunity in their defence against SmileDirectClub’s antitrust lawsuit.

26 January 2021

Judge denies Parler’s injunction request to reinstate Amazon account

Amazon Web Services does not need to reinstate the web-hosting services it was providing to social media site Parler, a federal judge in Washington state has said.

22 January 2021

Epic Games seeks jurisdiction in Apple and Google dispute

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal should permit Epic Games to serve its claims against Apple and Google’s US-based entities because the developer has suffered “significant damage” in the UK due to their conduct, counsel to Epic has argued.

21 January 2021

Panasonic settles class action claim in Canada for $6.3 million

Panasonic has become the final company to settle a class-action lawsuit in Canada that accused eight electronics companies of conspiring to fix the price of lithium-ion battery cells.

20 January 2021

UK mobile operators challenge disclosure ruling

Judges presiding over competition law damages claims cannot order defendant companies to ask their employees to hand over personal electronic devices, the UK’s leading mobile operators have argued before the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

19 January 2021

Class action claim accuses BT of excessive pricing

A proposed opt-out collective action worth nearly £600 million has been filed at the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal against the country's leading telecommunications provider for allegedly charging 2.3 million customers excessive prices.

18 January 2021

Epic Games files new claims against Apple and Google in UK

Epic Games has asked the UK’s specialist competition tribunal to censure Apple and Google for removing its Fortnite game from their app stores, as part of a new claim that closely mirrors those it has already filed in the US and Australia.

15 January 2021

UK tribunal sets date for first-ever carriage dispute hearing

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal will hold a hearing in July to determine which of two competing Forex opt-out class actions should proceed to trial, marking the first time it presides over a so-called carriage dispute.

15 January 2021

Third Circuit rescues Fresenius Kabi’s monopolisation claims against Par

An appellate court has revived drug manufacturer Fresenius Kabi’s antitrust lawsuit against Par Pharmaceutical, determining that a lower court in New Jersey failed to conduct a requisite analysis of the issues in the case.

13 January 2021

Illumina illegally monopolised DNA sequencing market, rival says

Illumina obtained monopoly power over the market for next-generation DNA sequencing by concealing information from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and through sham patent litigation, a rival company has alleged.

12 January 2021

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