Topic: Restraint of trade

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

Mexico hits drug distributors with highest possible fine

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined five drug distributors, an industry association and 21 executives the highest possible combined sanction of €38.5 million, while also disqualifying senior company employees for the first time in its history.

17 August 2021

Health First to face monopolisation claims

Florida-based Health First must face allegations it illegally monopolised the market for short-term hospital care in Brevard County, a federal district court has ruled.

16 August 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

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

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