Topic: Price fixing

Hong Kong judge grapples with issuing precedent-setting fine to cartel facilitator

The president of Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal has questioned how to calculate a cartel fine against the facilitator of a conspiracy that gained no economic benefit from the agreement.

29 November 2023

Serbia opens rare Phase II into coffee deal

Serbia’s competition authority has opened its first Phase II investigation in three years as it probes Atlantic Grupa’s €40.5 million purchase of Strauss’ Serbian coffee business while the enforcer continues to investigate both companies for price-fixing.

28 November 2023

Portugal sends SO to audiovisual trade association

The Portuguese Competition Authority has accused a business association of setting minimum prices that its members must charge for audiovisual services in the advertising, television and film production industries.

27 November 2023

RealPage hits back at DOJ interest in private price-fixing case

The Department of Justice defied well-established antitrust jurisprudence when backing a proposed class of renters’ price-fixing allegations against RealPage, the company has argued.

27 November 2023

FTC’s injunction lawsuits are unconstitutional, private equity firm says

The Federal Trade Commission lacks the constitutional authority to bring a lawsuit before a federal district court, US Anesthesia Partners and its private equity backer have said in seeking to dismiss the agency’s illegal monopolisation lawsuit.

22 November 2023

Korea hits dry ice cartel with €3.5 million fine

Six companies colluded to fix prices and allocate the market for dry ice sold to four ice cream companies over 12 years, Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has said.

20 November 2023

DOJ: pricing algorithms subject to “full force” of per se rule

RealPage cannot evade antitrust scrutiny because its algorithm facilitated a price-fixing conspiracy, the Department of Justice has said in backing a proposed class of renters.

17 November 2023

DOJ drops second criminal case in a week

The Department of Justice has moved to dismiss its price-fixing charges against a former Taro Pharmaceuticals executive accused of conspiring to inflate generic drug prices.

17 November 2023

Airline ticket pricing algorithms face scrutiny in Italy

Italy’s Competition Authority has begun scrutinising pricing algorithms used in the domestic airline tickets market, a month after gaining new powers to impose remedies across the sector.

16 November 2023

LG ambushing UK cartel trial with legal technicalities, claimant says

LG is "pursuing a strategy of ambush" by raising new “hopeless technical points of law”, a claimant seeking damages from the liquid crystal display conspirator has argued.

15 November 2023

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