Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Lawsuit challenges “no-poach agreement” between anesthesia service providers

Munson Healthcare, northern Michigan’s largest healthcare system, conspired with rival Traverse Anesthesia Associates to reduce pay for providers of anesthesia services, a new putative class action alleges.

04 August 2021

McDonald’s and Jimmy John’s employees denied class status in no-poach cases

McDonald’s and Jimmy John’s employees are not entitled to litigate their claims of an illegal “no-poach conspiracy” as a nationwide class, two federal courts in Illinois have ruled.

03 August 2021

St Luke’s faces questions over refusal-to-deal claim at Sixth Circuit oral arguments

Counsel to St Luke’s Hospital has attempted to fend off attacks from an appellate judge over its refusal-to-deal claim against ProMedica Health System.

30 July 2021

Google faces £920 million UK class action over app store rules

Plaintiff law firm Hausfeld is spearheading a proposed class action against Google that seeks almost £1 billion on behalf of 19.5 million UK consumers that allegedly overpaid for in-app content as a result of the company’s application store restrictions.

29 July 2021

Pricing anomalies demonstrate Shell collusion, Hong Kong court hears

Counsel to an aluminium manufacturer accusing Shell and a rival fuel provider of colluding to fix diesel prices argued that several pricing anomalies are evidence that an illegal agreement was in place.

29 July 2021

Mylan secures victory in another EpiPen case

A federal Kansas judge has dismissed a pharmacy operator’s putative class action accusing Mylan and Pfizer of illegally monopolising the market for epinephrine auto-injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions.

28 July 2021

Takeda defeats sham litigation claims

Takeda Pharmaceuticals had a reasonable basis for alleging a generic drugmaker infringed upon its patented heartburn medication, a New Jersey federal court has said in finding the pharmaceutical company immune from allegations it illegally maintained a monopoly over Prevacid SoluTab.

28 July 2021

UK tribunal dismisses standalone abuse claim against Coca Cola bottler

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has thrown out a standalone damages claim brought by a drinks wholesaler against Coca Cola’s European bottler, emphasising that a breach of competition law is a “very serious allegation” that needs “proper and careful pleading”.

27 July 2021

DOJ asks Ninth Circuit to order rehearing of SmileDirectClub case

A Department of Justice attorney has urged an appellate panel in San Francisco to send back SmileDirectClub’s lawsuit against members of the Dental Board of California to receive a “proper legal analysis”.

27 July 2021

Orange and SFR settle French follow-on claim

Orange and its rival SFR have settled a follow-on damages dispute in France after the country’s antitrust authority fined the former €350 million in 2015 for discriminatory practices in the mobile and fixed-line telecommunications markets.

22 July 2021

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