Topic: Standalone claims

CAT finds no jurisdiction over public arts funder

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has halted an abuse of dominance claim against Scotland’s public arts funder because the body does not qualify as an “undertaking”.

20 April 2020

Swedish court rejects abuse claim from telecom tender

A Swedish appellate court has upheld a lower court in throwing out telecommunications provider Net At Once’s abuse of dominance claim – but significantly narrowed the lower court’s market definition.

03 December 2019

Scottish publisher files stand-alone claim against government art funder

A Scottish book publisher has accused a government art funder of handing grants to rivals that reduced its ability to compete in the publishing market.

22 November 2019

Preliminary hearing necessary before trucks trial, UK tribunal rules

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has ordered a preliminary hearing to determine what facts the defendants can and cannot contest at trial in the trucks cartel follow-on damages litigation.

02 May 2019

First standalone collective actions launched in UK

Hausfeld has filed two standalone opt-out class actions against three UK train operators, which are accused of abusing their dominance in the London passenger rail market.

12 March 2019

Israeli judge approves Coca Cola class action

An Israeli court has certified a standalone class action against Coca Cola, which is accused of abusing its dominant position in the soft drinks market by setting excessive prices.

21 January 2019

Swedish court throws out Net at Once standalone claim

Sweden’s Patents and Markets Court has dismissed telecommunications provider Net at Once’s standalone lawsuit against Göteborg Energi GothNet for alleged abuse of dominance, after finding the company failed to produce analysis on the alleged relevant market.

13 February 2018

CAT removes hurdle to rail safety standalone claim

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a training accreditation organisation is an undertaking for the purposes of competition law, clearing the way for an abuse of dominance claim against the company.

07 July 2017

CAT backs claimant in first fast-track judgment

The UK’s specialised competition court has said the Law Society of England and Wales abused its dominant position as an accreditation body in the UK’s first-ever fast-track case.

26 May 2017

Hong Kong court throws out “spurious” stand-alone competition claim

Hong Kong’s High Court has ruled that it cannot oversee stand-alone lawsuits against alleged breaches of competition law and that it is for Hong Kong’s competition enforcer – not private parties – to bring complaints to the jurisdiction’s specialist antitrust court.

15 May 2017

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