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Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has clarified how courts must assess cartel damages cases in two rulings that one lawyer has called a “clear, comprehensive and balanced framework” for the country’s follow-on litigation regime.
01 June 2020
The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has asked the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit not to adopt a bright-line rule that would block private parties from seeking to unwind a consummated merger.
01 June 2020
Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice has dismissed a standalone claim by pay-TV provider M7 accusing the national public broadcaster of charging excessive fees to decrypt its television broadcasts.
29 May 2020
A Dutch court has rejected an abuse of dominance complaint against an online real estate portal, in a decision that one lawyer said will set an almost insurmountable bar for the standard of proof in standalone damages claims.
27 May 2020
Overburdensome requirements on class representatives to show evidence of pass-on at the certification stage would “knock out” the type of mass consumer claim that Walter Merricks is trying to bring, his counsel has argued.
14 May 2020
Class action applicants must show at the certification stage that enough data is available to prove any alleged overcharge was passed on to consumers, Mastercard has told the UK Supreme Court.
13 May 2020
The UK judge presiding over Daimler’s follow-on claim against EU roll-on roll-off cartelists has distilled the difficulties of running competition law cases during the covid-19 pandemic as he ruled on a disclosure dispute.
05 May 2020
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has halted an abuse of dominance claim against Scotland’s public arts funder because the body does not qualify as an “undertaking”.
20 April 2020
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has allowed defendant truck manufacturers to appeal against its ruling on the binding nature of the European Commission’s trucks cartel decision.
27 March 2020
Truck cartelists subject to follow-on proceedings in the UK will be abusing the judicial process if they contest certain facts contained in the European Commission’s settlement decision, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled.
04 March 2020
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