Topic: Price fixing

Judge again thwarts class certification against Takeda, Teva and others

Value Drug has once again failed to provide evidence that certifying a class of purchasers of wholesale gout medication is warranted, a Pennsylvania federal judge has said.

02 March 2023

Portugal settles with local power cable cartel

The Portuguese Competition Authority has fined three power cable manufacturers over €2 million for rigging bids for the supply of extra-high-voltage cords.

01 March 2023

States’ third generic pharma collusion case survives

A coalition of 46 state attorneys general have adequately alleged that major drugmakers conspired to fix prices for generic skin treatments, but a Philadelphia federal court will not let them seek disgorgement on behalf of their citizens.

01 March 2023

ACCC secures more guilty pleas in waste management cartel case

A waste management company and its chief executive have admitted to criminally conspiring to increase and fix the price of waste processing services in Sydney.

27 February 2023

CAT orders ro-ro defendants to disclose all confidential docs from EU probe

The UK’s Competition Tribunal has ordered defendants in a roll-on, roll-off class action claim to handover confidential documents from the European Commission’s ro-ro shipping cartel probe, even if they are deemed irrelevant.

23 February 2023

Taiwan sinks snorkelling cartel

Taiwan’s competition watchdog has sanctioned 21 snorkelling companies and a local tourism association for colluding to raise prices in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

23 February 2023

CCI forced by court to reconsider jurisdiction in bank cartel probe

A court in Mumbai has ordered the Competition Commission of India to determine whether it has jurisdiction to proceed with a cartel probe into three major banks and an industry association.

22 February 2023

Indian Supreme Court allows beer cartel appeal

India’s top court has allowed Heineken’s local subsidiary to challenge its €85 million penalty for participating in an alleged beer cartel, holding that companies can still lodge appeals even if they file for leniency.

17 February 2023

ACCC launches cartel proceedings against tech company

Australia’s antitrust authority has accused Swift Networks of conspiring with a rival to rig bids and fix prices for the supply of technology equipment and infrastructure to several mining sites.

17 February 2023

Philippine enforcer confirms cartel probe amid pressure from lawmakers

The Philippine Competition Commission is investigating whether cartels have caused an exorbitant rise in onion prices after lawmakers called for an investigation into recent hikes.

17 February 2023

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