Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Zillow and National Association of Realtors accused of squashing competition

A Texan real estate startup has sued Zillow and the most prominent US real estate trade association for allegedly stifling competition among brokers.

10 March 2021

UK tribunal hears first class certification bid since Merricks

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has begun hearing the first application for a collective proceedings order since the Supreme Court’s landmark Merricks ruling, as a consumer rights advocate seeks to certify his standalone opt-out damages claim against two UK rail companies.

09 March 2021

Ex-Texas enforcer that oversaw Google probe opens firm

The former head of the State of Texas’ antitrust investigation into Google has opened his own legal practice in Austin.

09 March 2021

DAF loses bid to quash truck claimants' funding arrangements

A UK appellate court has denied DAF’s attempt to strike out funding arrangements for two proposed class action claims seeking damages arising from its participation in the high profile Trucks cartel.

08 March 2021

First class action filed over Shkreli’s price-hike of Daraprim

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has sued former pharmaceutical company executive Martin Shkreli over his alleged scheme to monopolise the market for antiparasitic drug Daraprim.

05 March 2021

CAT urged to reject parts of Mastercard's interchange defence

A group of retailers have asked the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to deny Mastercard’s attempts to amend its defence against damages claims arising from the credit card company’s illegal interchange fees.

03 March 2021

CAT promises decision on pass-on mitigation defence in Trucks claim

Truckmaker DAF has asked the UK’s specialist competition tribunal for permission to amend its pass-on defence to account for a judgment by the Supreme Court that said companies may respond to cartelised pricing by negotiating with other suppliers to reduce their costs.

02 March 2021

State AGs urge Pennsylvania court to select dermatology lawsuit as bellwether

A Connecticut-led group of states has argued that its lawsuit alleging collusion in markets for dermatological products should be the first to go to trial in sprawling multidistrict litigation accusing generic drug manufacturers of price-fixing and market allocation.

02 March 2021

DAF clashes with claimants over expert evidence

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has thrown out a request by truck maker DAF seeking permission to rely on new additional economic analysis to establish whether Royal Mail and BT passed on the alleged loss they claim they suffered from the Trucks cartel.

01 March 2021

Estimated £480 million class action claim filed against Qualcomm

UK-based consumer rights group Which? has filed a stand-alone opt-out class action claim against Qualcomm on behalf of an estimated 29 million consumers, who it says overpaid for mobile phones because of the chipmaker’s alleged abuse of dominance.

25 February 2021

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