Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Judge rejects dental insurers’ motion to dismiss conspiracy claims

A federal judge in Illinois has allowed a group of dentists to progress their claims against Delta Dental insurers for conspiring to restrain competition.

10 September 2020

DC judge doubts antitrust exemption inapplicable in rail freight case

A federal judge in Washington, DC, said he was unconvinced by plaintiffs’ assertions that a statute protecting certain evidence from antitrust scrutiny does not apply in litigation against four of the largest US freight railways.

27 August 2020

Burger King defeats no-poach suit in Florida

A federal judge in Florida has dismissed a proposed class action against Burger King alleging that the company’s former no-poach provisions in its franchise agreements were illegal.

26 August 2020

Royal Mail ordered to continue freepost service to medical testing company

A UK court has issued an interim injunction ordering Royal Mail to continue providing a freepost service to a medical testing provider, finding that the postal company’s contract terms could be abusive.

20 August 2020

Rare standalone RPM claim filed in UK tribunal

A specialty footwear retailer has filed a standalone damages claim in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, claiming loss for a distributor's alleged setting of minimum resale prices.

19 August 2020

Humana’s monopolisation suit against Mallinckrodt moves forward

Humana has sufficiently alleged that Mallinckrodt illegally maintained a monopoly over treatment for infant seizures by purchasing rights to a potential substitute, a California federal court has ruled.

19 August 2020

Cigar maker challenges decision to throw out jury verdict

Unable to afford the litigation expenses of a second trial, cigar maker Trendsettah has said it intends to immediately appeal against a court’s decision to throw out a $44 million antitrust judgment in favour of the company.

19 August 2020

Texas judge rejects water agency’s state-action immunity claims

A federal judge in Houston has ruled that a Texas water agency must face two private utility companies’ claims that it monopolised the raw water supply in a northern suburb of that city.

18 August 2020

Google and Facebook sued for alleged cartel against crypto

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook and Google in Australia alleging that the technology companies violated anti-cartel rules by banning all crypto-related advertising.

14 August 2020

SmileDirectClub claims 11th Circuit victory bolsters arguments in Alabama case

SmileDirectClub has argued that a federal appellate court’s ruling against the Georgia dentistry board supports its argument that members of Alabama’s dentistry board also are not immune from antitrust lawsuits.

14 August 2020

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