Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Google settles developers’ claims for $90 million

Google has agreed to settle application developers’ claims that it monopolised the market for app payments and distribution on Android devices with an eight-digit check, changes to its Play Store rules and a lower commission rate.

05 July 2022

Baer slams Big Tech criticisms of antitrust bills

Big tech’s doomsday predictions for the digital platform-focused bills that Congress is considering are overblown, a former head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

01 July 2022

Seventh Circuit rejects radiologist’s tying claim

Allegations that the American Board of Radiology illegally tied together its certifications with an annual programme to maintain them are not plausibly supported, a federal appellate court has ruled in affirming a lower court’s dismissal of the case.

30 June 2022

Apple and Google hit with twin monopolisation class actions in Australia

Australian consumers have filed parallel class action lawsuits against Apple and Google for allegedly abusing their market power over the purchase of mobile applications and in-app content to charge supracompetitive commission rates.

29 June 2022

Alston precedent dooms McDonald’s no-poach case

Two former McDonald’s employees cannot pursue no-poach claims against the fast-food corporation because the presiding court said it lacks experience analysing no-hire contract terms.

29 June 2022

Trucks conspirator criticises claimants for relying on “assumed prices”

The economic analysis used by UK claimants seeking damages as a result of the EU Trucks cartel is fundamentally flawed because they wrongly convert truck prices sold in pounds to euros to estimate alleged overcharges, DAF told the country’s specialist competition tribunal.

28 June 2022

Google urges denial of consumer class

Google has asked a federal court in California to refuse to certify a class of Android application purchasers because it is unclear if they were actually impacted by its app store commission rates.

28 June 2022

Sixth Circuit

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24 June 2022

Second Circuit

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24 June 2022

First Circuit

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24 June 2022

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