Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Visa and Sainsbury’s settle UK interchange fee litigation

Visa and Sainsbury’s have settled their dispute over the card provider’s unlawful multilateral interchange fee scheme, just months after the retailer reached a settlement with Mastercard in a parallel claim.

15 November 2021

Expanded air cargo cartel claims cleared for take-off

Victims of the global air cargo cartel can claim damages for harm that occurred before the current EU competition rules came into effect, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

11 November 2021

Judge rejects Apple’s arguments for a stay in Epic case

A federal California judge has denied Apple’s request to stay a ruling that prohibits the iPhone-maker from enforcing its anti-steering rules.

10 November 2021

Parties settle UK standalone RPM claim

A standalone resale price maintenance claim filed by a specialty footwear retailer in the UK against an exclusive distributor has reached a confidential settlement agreement, four months before it was scheduled to go to trial.

05 November 2021

UK court rules on jurisdiction in Brazilian orange juice cartel claims

A UK court has said it has no jurisdiction over cartel damages claims brought against a Brazilian orange juice producer by over 1,500 of that country’s farmers and 50 local fruit farms, although it confirmed it can hear the claims against two of the company’s executives.

05 November 2021

First consumer class action settlement agreed in Portugal

The Portuguese Association of Land Surveyors and a consumer claims organisation have signed the country’s first-ever settlement in a class action seeking damages for an antitrust violation.

05 November 2021

Qualcomm drops jurisdiction challenge against £480 million UK class action claim

Qualcomm won’t challenge the jurisdiction of a proposed UK class action claim filed against the chipmaker, after previously arguing that the dispute cannot be heard before the country’s courts as the company’s alleged abuse of dominance did not cause loss to local consumers.

04 November 2021

House committee clears bill prohibiting arbitration mandates

The House Judiciary Committee has passed a bill that would invalidate contracts that require antitrust class actions to be arbitrated on an individual basis.

04 November 2021

UK tribunal splits trials in metal trader’s standalone antitrust claim

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has ordered a preliminary issues trial to nail down the market definition in a mineral trader’s $25 million standalone antitrust claim accusing the International Tin Association of exclusionary conduct.

29 October 2021

Australian judge denies Facebook’s request to alter injunction

Facebook’s lawyers have failed to demonstrate that an injunction preventing it from terminating or suspending access to its platforms to a third-party service provider should be altered, an Australian judge has held.

29 October 2021

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