Topic: Exclusivity clauses

OPAP hits back against Greek dominance fine

Greece’s gambling monopoly will fight a €24.5 million abuse of dominance fine after denying it used non-compete and exclusivity clauses to tie its payment services with its betting operations.

02 October 2023

EU slashes landmark Intel fine ahead of ECJ showdown

The European Commission has reimposed a €376 million fine on Intel, 14 years after first sanctioning the company for paying computer makers to stop using rival chips.

22 September 2023

Google Play Store consumer class faces decertification

Google is likely to avoid a steep payout to 21 million consumers after a California federal judge backtracked on a previous ruling and excluded the damages calculations of the plaintiffs’ primary expert.

30 August 2023

EssilorLuxottica fined for non-compliance in Turkey

EssilorLuxottica must pay a €17 million sanction for violating commitments it offered to gain antitrust approval over its acquisition of Essilor, Turkey’s Competition Authority has said.

29 August 2023

Google says search engine benefits should be heard in court

Google has accused the Department of Justice of trying to hide from “inconvenient facts” by excluding important evidence related to its search engine's quality and procompetitive benefits.

17 August 2023

Chile seeks fines for leading brewer over foreclosure concerns

Chile’s leading beverage producer is facing a €5.3 million fine and remedial action from the country’s antitrust watchdog over allegations that it violated a commitment not to impose exclusivity clauses on commercial establishments.

10 August 2023

Fanatics accused of monopolising sports trading cards

Sports collectable company Panini America has accused Fanatics of illegally monopolising the market for sports trading cards through decades-long licensing deals and its acquisition of Topps.

04 August 2023

Medtronic fails to dismiss exclusive dealing claims

A surgical device manufacturer may proceed with claims that Medtronic unlawfully cornered off the market for certain medical devices through anticompetitive bundling, a California federal judge has ruled.

04 August 2023

NFL seeks summary judgment in Sunday Ticket case

The National Football League and its franchises have asserted that two groups of DirecTV subscribers are improperly broadening claims that it entered into anticompetitive agreements to exclusively broadcast certain games.

02 August 2023

Telefónica draws third fine for breaching merger commitments in Spain

Telefónica must pay a €5 million fine for failing to adhere to commitments from a 2015 merger review, Spain’s antitrust watchdog has said – marking the third time it has punished the company for non-compliance in less than a year.

01 August 2023

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