Work Area: Cartels

Cartel victim seeks damages from UK roofing suppliers

A roofing supply broker is hoping to receive about £1 million in compensation from two of the UK’s largest rolled lead roofing suppliers, whose two-year price-fixing and market-sharing conspiracy allegedly forced it into bankruptcy in 2017.

09 January 2023

Ukraine issues largest antitrust fines since start of war

Ukraine’s antitrust watchdog has issued its largest antitrust fines since Russia’s invasion of the country, sanctioning two separate big rigging cartels a total of nearly €6 million.

06 January 2023

Limitation ruling thwarts Brazilian orange juice cartel damages claim

Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice has determined that an orange farmer is time-barred from seeking damages from a juice cartel that settled with the country’s competition authority five years ago because the enforcer never issued an infringement decision.

05 January 2023

Top California enforcer retires

Kathleen Foote has stepped down as California’s antitrust chief after 35 years of helping cement the Golden State as a major enforcer, both alongside and independent of the federal government.

04 January 2023

Pakistan’s top court backs competition watchdog in first cartel judgment

The Supreme Court of Pakistan's first-ever decision in a cartel case has cut the fine imposed on a major poultry association by 75% despite largely upholding the national competition enforcer's findings.

03 January 2023

Italy ignites Christmas plane ticket cartel probe

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating if Ryanair, ITA Airways, easyJet and Wizz Air colluded to raise the prices of domestic flights to and from Sicily by at least 700% during the Christmas holidays.

03 January 2023

Turkey hits Coca-Cola, Haribo with hub-and-spoke fines

Turkey’s Competition Authority has fined 13 major food and beverage companies over €44 million for both a hub-and-spoke cartel and resale price maintenance, while five supermarket chains escaped penalties under double jeopardy rules.

03 January 2023

CAT failed gatekeeping duty in ro-ro class action certification, appellate court rules

A UK appellate court has rejected requests from four vehicle shipping companies to overturn a ruling certifying a roll-on, roll-off class action claim but ordered the Competition Appeal Tribunal to reassess the proposed methodologies for calculating pass-on.

21 December 2022

Senate omnibus spending package includes extra funding for agencies

The US Senate has advanced a spending bill that would increase merger filing fees, prevent the transferring of lawsuits brought by state attorneys general and increase funding for the US antitrust agencies.

21 December 2022

Ofcom issues rare antitrust fine for emergency services tender collusion

The UK’s communications regulator has fined Sepura £1.5 million for colluding with rival Motorola to rig a tender for telecommunications equipment used by the country’s emergency services, in what is the authority's third antitrust infringement decision.

20 December 2022

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