Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Premier League collectively boycotted takeover deal, supporters allege

Two Newcastle United Football Club supporters have claimed that the English Premier League’s review into a proposed £300 million acquisition of the team, which involved Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, was anticompetitive.

30 October 2020

Antitrust claims against turkey suppliers move forward

A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that a small, family-owned New York deli can continue to pursue claims on behalf of a class of indirect purchasers that paid higher prices for turkeys because of a conspiracy between some of the country’s largest suppliers.

27 October 2020

Kenyan court dismisses lawsuit against competition enforcer

A Kenyan court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the country’s competition authority failed to tackle the dominance of Kenya Power while rejecting a request to break up the incumbent electricity company.

26 October 2020

Pork price-fixing claims beat motion to dismiss

Producers of the majority of the US market for wholesale pork must face allegations they conspired to increase prices, a Minnesota federal court has ruled.

20 October 2020

Nexans argues for full role in UK power cables damages claim

Power cables conspirator Nexans has argued that it should be able to fully participate in energy company Vattenfall’s follow-on damages claim against Prysmian because it would be liable for alleged loss if the claim is successful.

13 October 2020

Hollis Salzman, 1965-2020

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of Robins Kaplan partner Hollis Salzman, who died on 3 October at the age of 55.

13 October 2020

EU trucks cartelists lose UK appeal on non-essential facts

A UK appellate court has refused a plea by truck manufacturers to contest certain facts in the European Commission’s trucks cartel settlement decision during follow-on litigation.

07 October 2020

California judge zeroes in on Epic Games’ alleged market in Apple case

A federal judge on Monday criticised Epic Games’ alleged relevant market definition in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple and questioned whether the game developer’s case would be able to address the potential lack of competition for iPhone apps.

29 September 2020

Litigators of the month: Norton Rose secures appellate victory in Cinemark case

Cinemark’s Century Theatres secured its third major victory in its 13-year-old antitrust dispute with Flagship Theatres in California earlier this month. The Norton Rose Fulbright team who advised the company spoke to GCR USA about the case and the significance of the court’s decision.

24 September 2020

Judge dismisses hiQ antitrust claims, but gives time to amend

LinkedIn has successfully moved to dismiss antitrust claims made by data analytics firm hiQ Labs in the long-running scraping litigation between the two parties – but the business networking site must still face claims that it intentionally interfered with contracts hiQ had with clients.

15 September 2020

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