Topic: Follow-on claims

Leafield accused of flouting DOJ decree

Collegiate sports multimedia rights company Learfield Communications violated both antitrust law and a settlement with the Department of Justice by requiring a potential rival to sign a noncompete agreement, an industry newcomer has alleged.

01 September 2022

Another trucks settlement reached in the UK

Iveco has settled a UK follow-on damages claim brought by two claimants seeking compensation from the EU trucks cartel.

25 August 2022

Hausfeld managing partner joins DLA Piper in Brussels

DLA Piper has hired Laurent Geelhand, a managing partner at Hausfeld, to join its Brussels office in a continuation of its recent expansion in Europe.

24 August 2022

Daimler loses bid to exclude garbage trucks from EU trucks decision

The European Court of Justice has said that waste collection and other special-purpose vehicles are covered by the EU’s trucks cartel decision, in response to a preliminary referral from a German court presiding over a follow-on damages claim against Daimler.

01 August 2022

Dutch court accepts claims vehicle model in trucks litigation

A Dutch court has refused a request from the EU trucks conspirators to dismiss follow-on damages claims from over 700 companies that have been bundled into a single action, ruling that for-profit claims vehicles are not governed by collective action legislation.

28 July 2022

Interchange fee law does not mean charges are fair, say UK claimants

Claimants seeking damages against Visa and Mastercard for purportedly charging unlawful multilateral interchange fees have argued that the introduction of the EU Interchange Fee Regulation in no way implies these fees cannot be considered anticompetitive.

27 July 2022

Debate over interchange fees counterfactuals is a matter for trial, Visa claims

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal correctly rejected a request for summary judgment from claimants seeking damages against Visa and Mastercard because trial is the right time to resolve whether the card issuers unilaterally set the prices of their multilateral interchange fees, Visa has argued.

26 July 2022

UK tribunal went against Supreme Court precedent, interchange fees claimants allege

Claimants seeking damages against Visa and Mastercard for charging allegedly unlawful multilateral interchange fees have argued that the UK’s specialist competition tribunal wrongfully denied their summary judgment request because its decision went against previous court rulings that declared the fees anticompetitive.

25 July 2022

Visa and Mastercard hit with additional UK interchange fee class actions

Visa and Mastercard face additional class-action lawsuits in the UK over their multilateral interchange fees after a group of merchant claimants filed four separate claims to the country’s specialist competition tribunal seeking damages for the allegedly unlawful charges.

12 July 2022

German policy adviser supports break-up orders absent antitrust infringement

Germany’s Monopolies Commission has supported proposals to empower the country’s competition authority to break up companies without first finding an infringement of competition law.

05 July 2022

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