Topic: Price fixing

Hong Kong accuses real estate agency of fixing commission rates

Media reports and a leniency agreement have led Hong Kong’s Competition Commission to accuse one of the territory’s largest real estate agencies of illegally fixing commission rates.

15 November 2023

Austrian agency seeks €4.4 million fine for welding cartel

Fronius International and two of its distribution partners have agreed to pay nearly €4.4 million in fines to settle allegations in Austria that they colluded to fix prices in the welding technology market.

02 November 2023

DC sues real estate “cartel” for inflating rents

The attorney general of Washington, DC, has accused RealPage of orchestrating a price-fixing conspiracy with more than a dozen landlords, marking the first enforcer-led lawsuit challenging the use of these pricing algorithms.

02 November 2023

FIFA scores EU support for agent fee cap

The European Commission has advised the EU’s top court that FIFA’s new football agent regulations comply with the bloc’s antitrust laws.

01 November 2023

Ro-ro defendants urge CAT to allow communications with class members

Defendants in the UK’s roll-on, roll-off collective action are seeking permission to communicate directly with members of the class after the UK’s specialist tribunal banned them from pursuing such correspondence without prior approval.

31 October 2023

UK claimants “grossly overinflated” damages from LCD cartel, LG says

LG has claimed that now-defunct UK computer manufacturers are "not seeking fair compensation" for the company's involvement in the liquid crystal display cartel, as their estimation of damages is “grossly overinflated”.

30 October 2023

Denmark uncovers sprawling electricity supply cartel

A cartel involving 50 companies illegally rigged bids to provide Denmark's national grid operator with electricity supplies, the country's antitrust enforcer has said.

30 October 2023

Understanding the Canadian Federal Court’s dismissal of a $12 billion class action against Amazon

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Key insight into the pleading requirements for conspiracy under the Competition Act has been highlighted in the details of a recent class action case against the global retail giant.

27 October 2023

Non-settling drug company ducks hefty fine in Belgium

A drug distributor has avoided a possible €18.4 million cartel fine in Belgium, after the competition watchdog rejected its investigative arm’s recommended sanction and issued a €779,000 penalty.

26 October 2023

Korea sanctions steel wire cartel using new fining powers

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has imposed a €38.3 million price fixing penalty on 10 steel wire producers, marking the first time it has used new fining powers.

20 October 2023

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