Topic: Price fixing

Samsung can’t pursue contributory LCD cartel damages claim in the UK, court rules

A UK court has ruled that Samsung Electronics’ bid to force a fellow EU liquid crystal display panel cartelist to pay part of a damages settlement should be heard in South Korea.

06 February 2023

The California gasoline conspiracy: plaintiffs’ evidence

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The fourth part of an extended analysis into Persian Gulf and Richard Bartlett explores how the court applied a theory of conspiracy that made economic sense for the conspirators.

31 January 2023

Virginia judge denies federal injunction against railroad

CSX Transportation cannot challenge railroads’ common carrier status and immunity from antitrust injunctions, a Virginia federal court has held.

31 January 2023

South Africa seeks toughest penalty in face mask cartel probe

South Africa’s antitrust watchdog has asked the country’s specialist competition tribunal to impose the harshest possible fines on two personal protective equipment suppliers that it says fixed prices and divided the market during the height of the covid-19 pandemic.

27 January 2023

Las Vegas Strip accused of colluding on room prices

Four major Las Vegas hotel operators colluded with a hospitality technology platform to raise room prices to record levels, a proposed class action has alleged.

27 January 2023

CMA warns airport operators against exchanging pricing information

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority and the country’s aviation regulator have warned several airport operators not to share confidential information after citing “intelligence” that suggests some companies may be breaching antitrust rules.

26 January 2023

UK financial regulator sends rare SO over money transfer price-fixing

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has issued its second known antitrust chargesheet, accusing three international money transfer service providers of fixing the rates they charged Scottish customers for wiring funds to Pakistan.

26 January 2023

Germany sends chargesheet to group of medical associations

Germany’s competition authority has alleged that a syndicate of associations representing medical aid providers unlawfully banded together across the country to force health insurers to charge higher prices for their products.

25 January 2023

General Court reverses heat stabiliser cartel ruling

The EU’s General Court has ruled that the European Commission did not breach the principle of equal treatment when recalculating fines on three companies in the heat stabiliser cartel that belonged to the same economic group.

25 January 2023

The California gasoline conspiracy: conscious parallelism and plus factors

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The third instalment of this five-part series explores how the plaintiffs’ evidence was inferential at best and how the court used the Ninth Circuit’s two-step framework to assess whether such evidence supported the price-fixing allegations.

24 January 2023

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