Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

CAT chairman questions alleged effects of Forex cartel

The UK judge overseeing two proposed class actions against members of the Forex cartel has laid out his initial concerns about both claimants’ theories of harm.

15 July 2021

European Commission: US litigation discovery could undermine salmon cartel probe

A federal judge in Miami has granted the European Commission’s request to participate in litigation accusing various North Atlantic salmon farms of price-fixing.

14 July 2021

Banks urge UK tribunal to avoid opt-out route in Forex cartel claims

Neither of the proposed UK class actions seeking damages from members of the Forex cartel should proceed on an opt-out basis, the defendant banks have argued.

14 July 2021

Forex cartel had marketwide impact on every currency trade, UK tribunal told

Banks that rigged foreign exchange rates for specific currency trades also tacitly colluded on pricing strategies, affecting other trades between different customers and banks that were not part of the conspiracy, an expert economist has told the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal.

13 July 2021

UK tribunal hears competing forex claims in first-ever carriage dispute

A former inquiry chair at the UK’s antitrust watchdog and a former chairman of the country’s pensions regulator have appeared before the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to argue why each of their respective proposed class actions against forex cartel members should be the one to proceed.

12 July 2021

Private plaintiffs say their Facebook case is “materially different” to FTC suit

Consumers and advertisers suing Facebook have argued that a federal court’s dismissal of government antitrust lawsuits against the company should not prevent them from pursuing their claims.

07 July 2021

UK class action claim accuses train operator of inflating ticket prices

An English law firm is bringing an opt-out class action claim on behalf of around one million consumers against a train operator that allegedly inflated ticket prices on the London to Brighton train route.

07 July 2021

Pennsylvania judge again dismisses Under Armour suit

Under Armour has defeated a lawsuit claiming that it illegally monopolised the market for “clothing containing recovery enhancing bioceramics” – but the plaintiff will have one final chance to amend the complaint.

30 June 2021

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