Topic: Standalone claims

Royal Mail settles abuse allegations

Medical testing company Preventx has settled its standalone abuse of dominance claim against Royal Mail, six months after a UK court ordered the incumbent postal operator to temporarily continue providing it with a freepost service.

17 February 2021

Interchange fee dispute reveals flaws in CAT rules

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal is preparing to reform its procedural rules for the first time since 2015, its president has said.

11 February 2021

No judicial overreach in Phones 4U disclosure order, UK court rules

Judges presiding over cartel damages claims can order defendant companies to ask their employees to hand over personal devices to be searched for evidence of collusion, a UK appeals court has ruled.

02 February 2021

Kenyan court dismisses lawsuit against competition enforcer

A Kenyan court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the country’s competition authority failed to tackle the dominance of Kenya Power while rejecting a request to break up the incumbent electricity company.

26 October 2020

Rare standalone RPM claim filed in UK tribunal

A specialty footwear retailer has filed a standalone damages claim in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, claiming loss for a distributor's alleged setting of minimum resale prices.

19 August 2020

Lithuanian government accuses energy companies of corruption and collusion

Lithuania's energy minister has filed an unprecedented €240 million standalone damages claim against Veolia and a local energy group for allegedly entering into anticompetitive agreements.

28 July 2020

UBS loses bid to dismiss LIBOR collusion claims

A UK court has denied UBS’s request to throw out competition law claims filed by a US governmental agency, which accuse the bank of colluding with 11 rivals to manipulate the pound-to-dollar exchange rate.

27 July 2020

UK court rules on access to personal devices in competition claims

A UK court has ordered Vodafone, O2 and EE to ask their employees to turn over personal phones and emails for inspection by Phones 4U’s IT consultants, as part of the defunct retailer’s standalone antitrust claim against the mobile operators.

21 July 2020

Academic gown supplier files UK standalone claim

A supplier of academic gowns has claimed it was “thwarted and actively obstructed” from renting out its products to university students for use at graduation ceremonies.

29 June 2020

Third Circuit upholds egg producers’ trial win

A federal appellate court has affirmed a judge’s treatment of allegations that egg producer Rose Acre Farms conspired with other producers to fix prices.

23 June 2020

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