Topic: Standalone claims

National courts can expand air cargo damages claims, AG Bobek says

National courts can award victims of the air cargo cartel damages for collusion that affected certain routes before EU competition rules became effective in 2004, an EU advocate-general has said.

06 May 2021

UK wholesaler files damages claim against Coca-Cola bottler

A UK food and drink supplier has filed a standalone abuse of dominance claim in the country's specialist competition tribunal against a Coca-Cola bottler for allegedly obtaining its customers' details to supply them directly.

26 April 2021

Microsoft faces £270 million standalone damages claim

A UK-based reseller of pre-owned Microsoft software is seeking at least £270 million from the technology company to account for damages that it claims it suffered as a result of Microsoft’s abuse of dominance.

08 April 2021

The Jeld-Wen legacy

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently issued a ground-breaking decision in the litigation between doormakers Jeld-Wen and Steves and Son, confirming a divestiture order in a private merger dispute for the first time. Winston & Strawn partners Susannah Torpey and Neely Agin explore how the ruling might be used by private plaintiffs to challenge allegedly anticompetitive deals in technology markets, while also highlighting some of the drawbacks to bringing these novel claims.

24 March 2021

Proposed UK collective action is ideal opt-out damages claim, plaintiff alleges

Refusing to certify a proposed standalone class action against two train operators would knock out an “entire genre” of cases from the UK’s collective proceedings regime “before it gets going”, counsel to the claimant has told the country’s specialist competition tribunal.

12 March 2021

Proposed collective action is not a competition case, defendant train operators say

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has questioned an expert economist on why a proposed collective action against two train operators could lead to £98 million in damages, as the defendants allege that the case is a consumer protection claim masquerading as antitrust.

11 March 2021

CAT urged not to certify first standalone opt-out damages claim

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal should not certify a proposed £98 million collective action against two train operators because the claimant has no realistic workable method of determining which proposed class members actually suffered loss, the defendants have argued.

10 March 2021

UK tribunal hears first class certification bid since Merricks

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has begun hearing the first application for a collective proceedings order since the Supreme Court’s landmark Merricks ruling, as a consumer rights advocate seeks to certify his standalone opt-out damages claim against two UK rail companies.

09 March 2021

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