Topic: Price fixing

AG Pitruzzella eschews distinction between standalone and follow-on claims

National courts cannot ignore findings from competition enforcers when presiding over related private litigation, even if those decisions relate to matters arising before the EU Damages Directive existed, an EU advocate general has said.

09 September 2022

Poland probes Kia dealerships over collusive agreements

Poland’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into a domestic Kia importer and 10 of its dealers on suspicion the companies agreed to fix prices and allocate the local market for the manufacturer's cars.

07 September 2022

Austrian enforcer seeks more fines in sprawling construction cartel probe

Austria’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s specialist competition court to fine four companies belonging to one construction group a total of €26.3 million after they admitted to participating in the country’s largest-ever cartel.

06 September 2022

Australian pharma company seeks lenient penalty in criminal cartel case

An active pharmaceutical ingredient producer has asked an Australian court to fine it less than A$1 million (€686,000) after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal cartel conduct, citing the limited impact on Australian consumers.

05 September 2022

All fines overturned in landmark Malaysian insurance cartel case

Malaysia’s specialist competition tribunal has overturned a combined €38.8 million fine levied against 22 insurance companies for allegedly fixing discount rates on vehicle parts and the hourly labour rates for repairs.

05 September 2022

Mozambique enforcer issues first infringement decisions

The Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique has issued its first public infringement decisions in separate gun-jumping and price-fixing cases, less than two years after becoming an operational agency.

02 September 2022

Cass-Gottlieb calls for repeal of antitrust exemptions for shippers

The head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that repealing a set of special exemptions that benefit the liner shipping industry would help stimulate competition between rivals on Australian trade routes.

01 September 2022

MLB hopes to strikeout wage-fixing suit at certification stage

A group of minor league players should not be allowed to move forward as an antitrust class “based on nothing more than their say-so” – especially in light of Major League Baseball’s pending motion to dismiss their lawsuit, the league has argued.

25 August 2022

CADE issues hefty fines to LPG cartel

Brazil’s competition enforcer has fined three liquefied petroleum gas distributors over €122 million in total for fixing prices and dividing the market for distributing and reselling the fuel.

18 August 2022

Company pleads guilty to fixing prices following conditional merger clearance

An Australian waste management company has pleaded guilty to fixing the price of demolition waste services in 2019, just months after it divested a processing plant to alleviate concerns that an acquisition of a rival would harm competition in the market.

16 August 2022

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