Topic: Statute of limitations

UK court allows DRAM cartel follow-on claim

A UK appellate court has ruled that a defunct computer retailer’s follow-on damages claims against DRAM cartel members Infineon and Micron are not time-barred because the company entered administration before the cartel’s existence became public.

15 April 2021

EU’s highest court warns of underenforcement due to limitation periods

National competition regimes that do not pause the statute of limitations while an antitrust authority conducts an investigation may present a “systemic risk” that anticompetitive conduct goes unpunished, the European Court of Justice has said.

22 January 2021

Portuguese court rejects ECJ’s Cogeco preliminary ruling

The European Court of Justice misinterpreted Portuguese law when it ruled that a domestic three-year limitation period for bringing antitrust damages claims was incompatible with EU law, a Portuguese court has said.

13 November 2020

Pork price-fixing claims beat motion to dismiss

Producers of the majority of the US market for wholesale pork must face allegations they conspired to increase prices, a Minnesota federal court has ruled.

20 October 2020

German court revives Carlsberg beer cartel case

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has ordered a lower court to rehear Carlsberg’s previously successful appeal against a €62 million cartel fine, in a ruling that could lower the evidentiary threshold for establishing an anticompetitive information exchange.

13 October 2020

Humana’s monopolisation suit against Mallinckrodt moves forward

Humana has sufficiently alleged that Mallinckrodt illegally maintained a monopoly over treatment for infant seizures by purchasing rights to a potential substitute, a California federal court has ruled.

19 August 2020

Chilean court rejects roll-on roll-off time-bar claims

Chile’s highest court has imposed fines totalling US$19.6 million on Eukor, CMC and K-Line, after overturning a decision by the country’s competition tribunal not to impose sanctions on the companies for their role in the global roll-on roll-off shipping cartel.

17 August 2020

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