Topic: Standalone claims

Top UK mobile operators dodge standalone antitrust claim

A UK court has dismissed claims from a defunct mobile retailer that Vodafone, O2 and EE illegally colluded to force it into insolvency.

13 November 2023

Claimants seek to avoid carriage dispute by combining lawsuits against Google

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has tentatively authorised two proposed class representatives seeking up to £13.2 billion in damages from Google to consolidate their competing class actions into a single claim.

16 October 2023

ValueLicensing accuses Microsoft of delaying standalone damages claim

Software reseller ValueLicensing has likened Microsoft’s second attempt to split a €270 million standalone damages claim into separate trials to “Groundhog Day”.

09 October 2023

Visa dodges standalone claim ahead of UK trial

An ATM operator that accused Mastercard and Visa of unlawfully blocking it from charging cash withdrawal fees has settled its claim against the latter on the eve of a 12-week trial.

02 October 2023

Arbitration clauses in consumer contracts are enforceable, Canadian court rules

A decision forcing Amazon purchasers to arbitrate their competition claims against the company was correct, a Canadian appellate court has confirmed, while noting that the country’s government could legislate to shield consumers from arbitration clauses in competition cases.

31 July 2023

Apple accused of excessive “creator tax” in fresh UK class action

A competition expert has filed another class action alleging that Apple abused its dominance by charging developers an “excessive” 30% commission fee before the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal.

25 July 2023

CAT opts for separate carriage and certification hearing despite Amazon concerns

Two parallel class actions claiming Amazon overcharged UK customers that used its “Buy Box” feature will need to resolve their carriage dispute before one of them can be certified, the president of the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled.

28 June 2023

Damages Directive has “stabilised” cartels, EU official says

The EU’s Damages Directive is both facilitating and preventing cartels, a senior official at the European Commission has said.

12 June 2023

European courts should respect UK rulings in private damages cases, Smith says

The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has urged European courts to continue to “respect and consider” the country’s judgments in antitrust litigation cases post-Brexit.

12 June 2023

CAT stays interchange fee class actions against Mastercard and Visa

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused to certify four class action claims against Visa and Mastercard, finding that the proposed class representatives showed a concerning “casualness” in their proposed methodologies.

09 June 2023

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