Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Conservative media site Parler alleges Amazon cut off its services to aid Twitter

Social media site Parler has alleged Amazon illegally cut off access to its web-hosting services in an effort to harm a competitive threat to Twitter.

12 January 2021

Apple and Intel claims against patent aggregator thrown out

A California federal judge has dismissed Apple and Intel’s claims that patent licensors launched a “campaign of anticompetitive patent aggregation” against the technology companies.

08 January 2021

Las Vegas Review-Journal pushes back against rival newspaper’s lawsuit

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has hit back against a rival’s lawsuit with counterclaims, denying the Las Vegas Sun’s allegations that it schemed to eliminate it from the market and accusing the newspaper of harming competition.

07 January 2021

Portuguese brewer faces €400 million antitrust damages claim

A consumer protection group has filed Portugal’s second-ever opt-out competition damages class action claim, seeking up to €400 million from brewing company Super Bock for imposing minimum resale prices on wholesalers and retailers

16 December 2020

Mastercard’s loss at UK Supreme Court is a “revolution”, lawyers say

A landmark decision by the UK Supreme Court allowing the rehearing of a request to certify a proposed competition damages claim against Mastercard has significantly lowered the bar for future class actions, lawyers have said.

11 December 2020

Ninth Circuit reverses dismissal of NorthBay case against Kaiser Permanente

A Californian appellate court has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of claims that subsidiaries of Kaiser Permanente conspired to monopolise the healthcare-insurance market in Solano County, California.

10 December 2020

Facebook users turn House report, academic’s research into monopolisation case

A new lawsuit alleges that Facebook acquired and maintained monopolies over markets for social media and social networks by deceiving users about how much of their personal data it was tracking.

07 December 2020

Ex-MEP leads Portuguese class action against Mastercard

A specially-formed consumer group has filed Portugal’s first-ever opt-out antitrust damages claim, aiming to compensate all of the country’s consumers for overcharges allegedly passed on by Mastercard’s anticompetitive interchange fees.

04 December 2020

DOJ calls for Ninth Circuit to vacate ruling in favour of California dental board

The Department of Justice has urged an appellate court to vacate and remand a lower court's ruling saying that SmileDirectClub has not adequately alleged that members of the Dental Board of California illegally conspired to hurt the company’s business.

04 December 2020

Merricks judgment delayed at UK Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court’s highly-anticipated ruling in Walter Merricks' opt-out class action claim against Mastercard has been indefinitely postponed due to the passing of presiding justice Lord Brian Kerr.

03 December 2020

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