Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

UK wholesaler files damages claim against Coca-Cola bottler

A UK food and drink supplier has filed a standalone abuse of dominance claim in the country's specialist competition tribunal against a Coca-Cola bottler for allegedly obtaining its customers' details to supply them directly.

26 April 2021

CAT will certify only one trucks class action, Roth says

The president of the UK’s specialist competition tribunal has warned that only one of the two competing collective actions pending against members of the EU trucks cartel will be allowed to proceed.

21 April 2021

Newspapers stack up monopolisation suits against Google

Publishers of 140 newspapers, including the UK's Daily Mail, have alleged Google’s stranglehold over digital advertising has starved them of their most important source of revenue.

21 April 2021

Truck manufacturers urge UK tribunal to reject class actions

Both of the proposed collective actions pending in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal against members of the EU trucks cartel are “manifestly unfit” for certification, counsel to the truck manufacturers has argued.

20 April 2021

UK tribunal hears competing certification bids in trucks litigation

A road hauliers’ trade association and a purposely-formed claims management company are facing off in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal as they each attempt to obtain class certification for their respective proposed collective proceedings against members of the EU trucks cartel.

19 April 2021

Trucks cartel had no effect on price, Spanish court rules

A Spanish court has gone against thousands of decisions awarding damages to victims of the EU trucks cartel, holding that Daimler has proven that the collusion did not increase the price of trucks sold to end-consumers in Spain.

16 April 2021

Antitrust liability should extend “downwards”, advocate general says

Subsidiaries may be held liable for the anticompetitive conduct of their parent companies, an EU advocate general has said in an opinion considering whether Mercedes Benz Trucks España should pay damages for Daimler’s role in the EU trucks cartel.

15 April 2021

UK court allows DRAM cartel follow-on claim

A UK appellate court has ruled that a defunct computer retailer’s follow-on damages claims against DRAM cartel members Infineon and Micron are not time-barred because the company entered administration before the cartel’s existence became public.

15 April 2021

Australian court halts Epic’s case against Apple

An Australian court has agreed to temporarily halt Epic Games’ allegations that Apple illegally maintains its monopoly over the distribution of applications and in-app payments on its mobile platform while nearly identical claims play out in US court.

09 April 2021

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