Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

New NCAA class action targets social media, telecast revenue

College athletes have alleged that the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s compensation rules blocked them from earning money on social media and from telecasts.

16 June 2020

Excessive pricing cases should be decided cautiously, Israel's AG says

Israel’s attorney general has urged the country’s top court to exercise caution and restraint when deciding an upcoming excessive-pricing claim against Coca Cola, setting out a two-part test for deciding if that type of conduct breaches competition law.

15 June 2020

PBMs seek to block Oklahoma law after SCOTUS delay

Pharmacy benefit managers are stepping up their efforts to block an Oklahoma law regulating the prescription industry after the coronavirus pandemic delayed the Supreme Court weighing in on a related case in Arkansas.

15 June 2020

Sixth Circuit judge presses Domino’s on forced arbitration

A federal appellate judge has questioned pizza chain Domino’s on the extent to which signing an arbitration agreement limits a person’s right to sue.

12 June 2020

Servier takes follow-on battle to UK Supreme Court

The EU General Court’s findings of fact are binding on domestic follow-on damages litigation if they provide “necessary support” to its annulment of a European Commission decision, Servier has argued to the UK’s top court.

09 June 2020

Fifth Circuit upholds HP’s award of disc drive assets

A Texas federal court correctly calculated damages awarded to HP, but should have allowed Quanta Storage more time to turn over its assets amid the covid-19 pandemic, an appellate court has ruled.

08 June 2020

Niaspan buyers denied class cert

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has rejected a bid for class certification by end-purchasers of cholesterol medication Niaspan in their lawsuit against drugmakers AbbVie and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

05 June 2020

Top German court provides welcome advice on cartel damages claims

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

DOJ urges flexibility for private plaintiffs looking to unwind mergers

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 top court throws out abuse claim against public broadcaster

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

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