Topic: Price discrimination

Alcohol retailer challenges FTC “overreach"

Third-party Total Wine & More has asked a federal judge in Virginia to annul the Federal Trade Commission’s document requests as part of a price discrimination probe into the largest US alcohol distributor.

16 November 2023

Dutch top court should reject music streaming royalty challenge, AG says

A collecting society's decision not to take enforcement action against businesses using streaming platforms such as Spotify to play music in commercial venues does not amount to an abuse of dominance, a Dutch court adviser has said.

13 November 2023

Ninth Circuit revives travel agency's price-fixing claims

A luxury travel agency can proceed with claims that a rival conspired with one of its affiliates to suppress third-party commissions on online bookings, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled.

04 October 2023

Air travellers can proceed with capacity cartel suit, judge says

Delta and United must face allegations they orchestrated a scheme to limit seats on certain flights, a federal judge in Washington, DC, has held.

14 September 2023

Amazon must face minimum margin class action

Amazon has failed to dismiss allegations it set an illegal price floor by punishing suppliers that had their goods sold cheaper on competing platforms.

11 September 2023

Ninth Circuit revives wholesalers’ Robinson-Patman claims

A group of wholesalers can pursue allegations that an energy drink manufacturer violated the Robinson-Patman Act by providing Costco with unfair discounts, a divided panel on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled.

24 July 2023

Short-term exclusive dealing can be unlawful, FTC says

Medtronic misstated the law when it argued a rival medical device manufacturer could not challenge its contracts as anticompetitive because the deals are temporary and non-binding, the Federal Trade Commission has said.

06 July 2023

Nexstar seeks dismissal of price-fixing claims

DirecTV’s price-fixing allegations are nothing more than a tactic for negotiating lower transmission rates, a trio of local TV broadcasters have said.

28 June 2023

Fridge manufacturer seeks dismissal of Robinson-Patman claims

A refrigerator repair company failed to show the existence of a price-fixing conspiracy or adequately plead discriminatory behaviour, Sub-Zero has argued.

15 June 2023

DOJ and airlines clash over remedies for Northeast Alliance

The Department of Justice has argued American Airlines and JetBlue are seeking approval of a “Lite” version of their Northeast Alliance after a federal court found the arrangement ran afoul of US antitrust law.

13 June 2023

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