Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Pharmacies' monopolisation claims against Surescripts beat dismissal

A federal judge has declined to dismiss a monopolisation case brought by several pharmacies against e-prescription company Surescripts.

24 June 2022

France: practical insight into private antitrust litigation

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

24 June 2022

UK trucks claimants argue DAF’s claims not backed by econometrics

Claimants seeking damages in the UK as a result of the EU Trucks cartel have told the country’s specialist competition tribunal that estimations of a market-wide overcharge is strong evidence that truckmaker DAF charged them inflated prices.

23 June 2022

ECJ lays out application of limitation periods for trucks claims

The European Court of Justice has ruled that claimants seeking damages from the EU trucks cartel cannot rely on the statute of limitation provisions under the damages directive for conduct that took place before the legislation was transposed into national law.

22 June 2022

Apple faces second competition class action in the UK

Consumer rights advocate Justin Gutmann is seeking approximately £768 million in damages from Apple for its alleged use of malfunctioning batteries in iPhones, in a claim brought one month after the UK’s competition tribunal certified its first class action against the technology company.

16 June 2022

Objections to boundary fares class certification are premature, Gutmann argues

Criticism of Justin Gutmann’s proposed methodology for proving that around three million train passengers were double-charged for parts of their journeys is overblown and can be resolved at trial, his counsel has told a UK appellate court.

15 June 2022

Train operators urge UK appellate court to undo class certification

Two train companies facing a £93 million collective action for allegedly double-charging some passengers on journeys to and from London have attacked the lead claimant’s proposed methodology in their bid to overturn the lawsuit’s certification.

14 June 2022

UK appeals court upholds dismissal of chip cartel follow-on claim

A UK appeals court has rejected Gemalto’s request to overturn a lower court’s decision that dismissed its €480 million follow-on damages claim against smart card chip makers as time-barred, ruling the company did not need to know every aspect of the cartel to file the claim.

10 June 2022

CAT certifies opt-in class action for first time

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has paved the way for the Road Haulage Association to bring the country's first-ever certified opt-in collective damages claim against the EU trucks cartel, while rejecting a competing proposal by UK Trucks Claim.

08 June 2022

PSA fails in bid to access foreign enforcer documents in UK cartel claim

Car safety equipment manufacturers need not disclose documents they gave to competition authorities outside the EU for the PSA Group to use in a follow-on damages claim against them, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled.

07 June 2022

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