Topic: Standalone claims

Excessive pricing cases should be decided cautiously, Israel's AG says

Israel’s attorney general has urged the country’s top court to exercise caution and restraint when deciding an upcoming excessive-pricing claim against Coca Cola, setting out a two-part test for deciding if that type of conduct breaches competition law.

15 June 2020

Austria’s top court throws out abuse claim against public broadcaster

Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice has dismissed a standalone claim by pay-TV provider M7 accusing the national public broadcaster of charging excessive fees to decrypt its television broadcasts.

29 May 2020

Dutch court dismisses private abuse of dominance appeal

A Dutch court has rejected an abuse of dominance complaint against an online real estate portal, in a decision that one lawyer said will set an almost insurmountable bar for the standard of proof in standalone damages claims.

27 May 2020

Orange sued in rare Romanian competition damages claim

A defunct mobile marketing company has filed a €17 million standalone damages claim against Orange Romania for allegedly restricting its access to the mobile network market.

06 May 2020

Duty-free operator files standalone claim in Israel

Alfa Duty Free has accused a rival of rigging a tender for duty-free space at Israel’s biggest airport by offering its tender partner a “compelling, lucrative offer” to exchange sensitive information.

06 May 2020

CAT finds no jurisdiction over public arts funder

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has halted an abuse of dominance claim against Scotland’s public arts funder because the body does not qualify as an “undertaking”.

20 April 2020

Swedish court rejects abuse claim from telecom tender

A Swedish appellate court has upheld a lower court in throwing out telecommunications provider Net At Once’s abuse of dominance claim – but significantly narrowed the lower court’s market definition.

03 December 2019

Scottish publisher files stand-alone claim against government art funder

A Scottish book publisher has accused a government art funder of handing grants to rivals that reduced its ability to compete in the publishing market.

22 November 2019

Preliminary hearing necessary before trucks trial, UK tribunal rules

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has ordered a preliminary hearing to determine what facts the defendants can and cannot contest at trial in the trucks cartel follow-on damages litigation.

02 May 2019

First standalone collective actions launched in UK

Hausfeld has filed two standalone opt-out class actions against three UK train operators, which are accused of abusing their dominance in the London passenger rail market.

12 March 2019

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