Topic: Standalone claims

UK rail network owner liable for £3.8 million in antitrust damages

Network Rail must pay a quality assurance scheme provider £3.8 million to account for the profits it lost out on while the network owner was unlawfully excluding it from the market for three years, the UK’s specialist competition tribunal has ruled.

14 February 2022

Claimant seeks more disclosure as UK standalone abuse trial marches on

An academic gown supplier bringing a standalone abuse of dominance claim against a rival has called for additional disclosure midway through trial before the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, as its counsel lamented the “great difficulty” posed by the defendant’s approach to handing over evidence.

31 January 2022

Claimants accused of “telling lies” in UK standalone abuse claim

Directors of an academic dress supplier suing a rival for abuse of dominance have defended themselves against claims of “unethical” business practices made by counsel to the respondent.

25 January 2022

Standalone abuse claim belongs with CMA, gown supplier tells UK tribunal

Counsel to an academic gown supplier has told the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal that a standalone abuse of dominance claim against it is actually a complaint about the “structure of the market” that falls under the remit of the country’s antitrust enforcer.

24 January 2022

Google seeks funding information in £920 million standalone class action

Google has demanded that the class representative bringing a proposed collective action against it in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal provide additional information about her funding arrangements.

17 January 2022

Funding arrangements can have legal privilege, Apple claimant argues

A claimant seeking to bring an antitrust class action against Apple is refusing to reveal aspects of her litigation funding arrangements, protesting that such disclosure could give the defendant a “tactical advantage”.

14 December 2021

UK tribunal allows CMA to intervene in private antitrust case for first time

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has provisionally allowed the Competition and Markets Authority to intervene in Epic Games’ lawsuit against Google, marking the first time the enforcer has joined a private antitrust case as an interested third party.

06 December 2021

Third opt-out claim filed against train operators in UK

A consumer rights advocate has filed a proposed class action seeking €73 million in damages from a train operator accused of routinely overcharging for London-area tickets, one month after he secured certification for two similar claims against other train operators.

25 November 2021

Parties settle UK standalone RPM claim

A standalone resale price maintenance claim filed by a specialty footwear retailer in the UK against an exclusive distributor has reached a confidential settlement agreement, four months before it was scheduled to go to trial.

05 November 2021

UK tribunal splits trials in metal trader’s standalone antitrust claim

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has ordered a preliminary issues trial to nail down the market definition in a mineral trader’s $25 million standalone antitrust claim accusing the International Tin Association of exclusionary conduct.

29 October 2021

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