Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

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

Eleventh Circuit sides with SmileDirectClub again in Georgia dentistry board dispute

The full US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has said it lacks jurisdiction to review a lower court’s ruling that members of the Georgia Board of Dentistry are not entitled to state-action immunity.

21 July 2021

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of bond cartel lawsuit

Allegations that more than 20 banks conspired to form a bond-trading “super-desk” are too broad to be plausible, a federal appellate court has said in affirming a lower court’s decision to dismiss the case.

20 July 2021

News Corp and Valassis settle lawsuit before jury reaches verdict

Marketing services company Valassis Communications has agreed to settle its claims against rival News Corp for allegedly scheming to exclude it from competing in the market for in-store coupons and promotions.

19 July 2021

UK Forex class actions will collapse if not pursued as opt-out claims, counsel argues

Neither of the proposed claimants seeking to bring collective damages actions against members of the Forex cartel will pursue opt-in claims if their bids for opt-out certification fail, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has heard.

16 July 2021

CAT chairman questions alleged effects of Forex cartel

The UK judge overseeing two proposed class actions against members of the Forex cartel has laid out his initial concerns about both claimants’ theories of harm.

15 July 2021

European Commission: US litigation discovery could undermine salmon cartel probe

A federal judge in Miami has granted the European Commission’s request to participate in litigation accusing various North Atlantic salmon farms of price-fixing.

14 July 2021

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