Topic: Digital markets

Ontario court throws out class action against hotel booking platforms

A provincial court in Ontario has dismissed a proposed class action against Booking, Expedia and several other online hotel booking platforms for allegedly infringing Canada’s competition law by displaying misleading search results, ruling the plaintiffs failed to prove a financial loss.

08 December 2022

Google evades advertising algorithm suit

A California federal court correctly scrapped a stock image provider’s claims that Google illegally monopolised the online search advertising market, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has said.

08 December 2022

Lasserre tasked with competition and data privacy convergence

France’s data regulator has asked the renowned former head of the national antitrust agency to determine how to better align the two areas of enforcement in light of the EU’s upcoming digital regulation.

06 December 2022

UK court rejects interim injunction request against Google

A UK court has rejected an interim measures request from a debt management company in a standalone abuse of dominance claim to prevent Google from implementing a policy change on Google Ads for insolvency practitioners.

05 December 2022

Bribery case against Meta survives motion to dismiss

A federal California judge has rejected a motion to dismiss claims that several Meta Platforms executives conspired with OnlyFans to blacklist a putative class of adult entertainment performers who shared their content on rival websites.

02 December 2022

Dutch court to ask ECJ if parity clauses are ancillary restraints

A Dutch court overseeing Booking.com’s dispute with dozens of hotels said it plans to ask the European Court of Justice if wide and narrow parity clauses can be exempt from EU competition rules, as well as how to define the relevant market for online travel agencies.

30 November 2022

21 million consumers granted cert in Google Play Store case

A federal judge in California has certified a class of more than 21 million consumers alleging that Google unlawfully monopolised its Android Play Store, while also denying a motion to exclude the plaintiffs’ top economic expert.

30 November 2022

Apple’s patent litigation is not protected speech, heartrate app claims

Patent litigation Apple has initiated against AliveCor is not protected under the First Amendment because its sole purpose is retaliation, the heart-rate monitoring company has said as it looks to shield its antitrust lawsuit against the tech company.

28 November 2022

Self-Preferencing in Digital Markets

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25 November 2022

Key Developments in the United States

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25 November 2022

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