Topic: Restraint of trade

Italy fines Amazon and Apple for anticompetitive agreement

The Italian Competition Authority has imposed more than €200 million in fines on Amazon and Apple for restricting unauthorised third-parties from selling the latter's products on Amazon’s Marketplace platform.

23 November 2021

Bike maker settles online sales restrictions probe in Poland

Trek Bicycle has promised to abolish restrictive sales clauses in its contracts with distributors as part of a settlement with the Polish competition watchdog, after the latter investigated it for forcing retailers to sell its bikes in-store.

10 November 2021

Judge rejects Apple’s arguments for a stay in Epic case

A federal California judge has denied Apple’s request to stay a ruling that prohibits the iPhone-maker from enforcing its anti-steering rules.

10 November 2021

Brazil sanctions freight company for rail yard shutdown

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has fined a rail freight logistics company €38 million for abusing its dominance by temporarily closing down a rail yard that was essential for a rival’s sugar export business.

04 November 2021

Epic challenges ruling in Apple case

Epic Games has appealed against a court ruling that rejected its claims that Apple is an illegal monopolist over the system for distributing apps and in-app payment processing on Apple devices.

10 September 2021

Australian bathroom brand confesses to resale price maintenance

Australia’s antitrust enforcer has accepted commitments from a bathroom manufacturer after the company admitted it pressured one of its retailers to adhere to its own prices.

09 September 2021

Zillow and National Association of Realtors lose bid to get conspiracy claims dismissed

A Texas real estate brokerage has plausibly alleged that Zillow and the National Association of Realtors conspired to conceal its listings, a federal court in Seattle has ruled.

03 September 2021

Second Circuit rejects FTC request to rehear 1-800 Contacts

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has denied the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a rehearing of its case against 1-800 Contacts, which the agency had accused of illegally restraining competition for online search advertising.

27 August 2021

Judge calls Google’s second request to seal complaints “misdirected”

A federal California judge has criticised a “renewed” request from Google to seal portions of antitrust complaints against the company, but he agreed to allow the limited redaction of certain information.

26 August 2021

Google files emergency motion to block unsealing of Play Store suits

Google has said it will suffer serious competitive harm if plaintiffs alleging the company illegally monopolised Android application distribution and payments are permitted to unseal their entire lawsuits.

23 August 2021

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